Parents and Families

David M. Tuttle
Dean of Students
Coates University Center, Suite 222
One Trinity Place, #40
San Antonio, TX 78212-7200
Office: 210-999-8843
Fax: 210-999-8885

Trinity parents gather for
Dia del Tigre 2014
receptions. This program
was started by ParentTalk
participants several years
ago as a way to meet and
bond over their common
connection as parents and
guardians of current Tigers.
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Trinity University works to create positive and fruitful relationships with the parents of our traditional-age undergraduates. The following elements underpin our philosophy.

We are student-centered. While parents play an integral role in the lives of their children, our mission is the education of our students in and out of the classroom. We prefer to communicate and deal directly with students as much possible. This allows students to learn to manage their own problems and affairs as they transition from adolescence to adulthood.

We hope to work with parents as partners in helping students succeed at Trinity University. Though students are expected to manage their own issues, sometimes parents have concerns that need to be checked out with a professional staff member. We will be a sounding board and resource, helping with issues such as family emergencies, sudden lack of contact, student anxiety, and more. Staff will not routinely contact parents about things such as conduct, grades, class attendance, or health and psychological crises unless there are elevated concerns about issues affecting a student's well-being or opportunity for success.

We strive to communicate in broad ways with parents of our students. In addition to the parent orientation session and reception in August, family weekends are offered during both the fall and spring. All parents are encouraged to subscribe to the TrinitE Parent electronic newsletter and the interactive parent-to-parent list serv ParentTalk. All Trinity parents also receive the summer newsletter for parents of new students.

- Subscribe to TrinitE Parent Electronic Newsletter
- Subscribe to ParentTalk listserv
- Subscribe to daily student newsletter LeeRoy

Trinity University students are required to show proof of health insurance in order to remain enrolled. For those without health coverage, Trinity partners with Academic Health Plans for a convenient insurance option.

Trinity University is not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged property. While most student possessions are covered by family plans, National Student Services, Inc. offers a low premium/low deductible option that is often attractive to families (link includes audio).