Home to more than 2,500 students, Trinity is guided by a mission and set of values that place the student experience at its core. As a community that both honors our past and shapes our future, we strive to live our values in everything we do.

Faculty, Staff, and Students participating in MLK march


Reaffirming Trinity's Promise

Trinity's Intentional Inclusion website holds us accountable and shows progress on the initiatives and milestones that move us forward as a University.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

A group of students and faculty pose with a banner before the Pride Parade


Founded by the Presbyterian Church in 1869, Trinity values learning, service, and connection to others, honoring the dignity and worth of every person. Our institutional values include Discovery, Excellence, and Inclusion.


Perpetual Discovery

We inspire lifelong curiosity, creating new knowledge through deep and meaningful thought and action.


Enduring Excellence

We hold ourselves to the highest standard, challenging and supporting each other to thrive in a world of rapid change.


Intentional Inclusion

We connect across differences, acting with radical empathy and nurturing enduring relationships.


Trinity University is a transformational liberal arts and sciences university with selected professional and pre-professional programs. In pursuit of this mission, Trinity is committed to the highest levels of academic and professional excellence in teaching, research, learning, service, leadership, and personal integrity. Trinity embraces innovation in all pursuits: rigorous and relevant courses, supportive mentoring relationships, and a wealth of learning opportunities wherever they occur. Trinity prepares its graduates to pursue lives of meaning and purpose.


Trinity University will redefine liberal arts education for the 21st century. By embracing innovation, Trinity will become a national leader by preparing students to thrive in an interconnected world, strengthening interdisciplinary and experiential education, and integrating academic and residential campus life.