Initiatives

Campus & Community Involvement

Coates University Center, West Wing, Suite 104
One Trinity Place
San Antonio, TX  78212-7200
Office:  210-999-7547
Fax:  210-999-7254
soisouda.inthavong@trinity.edu 

 

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Mexico, the Americas, and Spain (MAS) Center
Thanks to its geographic location, the expertise of its faculty, and its vigorous MAS initiative, Trinity is uniquely positioned as the number one institution of its kind in United States for the study of Mexico, the Americas, and Spain. Through a variety of activities, the MAS initiative enriches the bilingual, bicultural campus environment, provides real-world experiences, and establishes the University as a resource and a cultural center for the broader communities of San Antonio and South Texas. MAS also seeks to increase Latino enrollment and prepare students for leadership roles in a global culture and economy.

East Asian Studies at Trinity (EAST Program)
This is the University’s acknowledgment that our nation and people, especially our youth, must learn to think clearly and positively about Asia and recognize the certain role that Asian affairs will play in America’s future. EAST originated in the 1990s with a Chinese language program and has grown into a major interdisciplinary initiative.

First Generation, Under-represented Students (FGUS)
Trinity University is committed to making its "Allies- First-Generation, Under-represented Students" program accessible, welcoming, and supportive for all students and families involved. We define first-generation students as those whose parents or guardians did not receive a bachelor's degree. We define low-income students as those who are Pell-Grant eligible. For First-Generation or Low-Income students, entering college traditionally brings about extra challenges and obstacles

Women's Resource Center
This Center was established in 2006 by Ruth McLean Bowman Bowers. The Center provides a place where scholars from across curricular disciplines will meet, conduct research, and discuss a broad array of women and gender issues. It is located in the Coates Library.

The following offices support diversity initiatives and measures at Trinity:

International Student and Scholar Services
Trinity facilitates the educational and personal development needs of its diverse international student body. This involves integrating international students into all aspects of college life, helping them participate in and contribute to Trinity University high quality liberal arts education, and assisting them to apply their learning to their own lives and cultural contexts.

Campus & Community Involvement
The department actively encourages holistic student development by fostering leadership, celebrating diversity, and facilitating a vibrant co-curricular environment. The programmatic scope consists of new student orientation, student organization advertisement, leadership programs, parent programs, diversity programs, service programs, Greek life (local social organizations), and student-edited publications. Additionally, Coates University Center and Mail Center provide essential services to campus. The Coates University Center serves as the hub of campus life.  It is a primary venue for programming used by students, staff, and faculty.

Disability Services
By promoting human and intellectual diversity for student with disabilities, the department facilitates equal access and equal opportunity to all University courses, programs, services, activities, and facilities by providing or arranging accommodations, services, training, consultation, and technical assistance.  Disability Services promotes self-understanding and self-advocacy for students with disabilities.

Latino Exchange students at Cesar Chavez March