Information for Parents
As a parent, you want your child to find a community
to thrive in during college. At Trinity, we are committed to answering your questions about the college search process. Our enrollment team would love to help you think through these questions, and we welcome you to contact us!
Why Christian Higher Education?
Former Trinity President David S. Dockery, in his book Renewing Minds, outlines the significance of effective higher education integrated with faith in Christ:
Our starting point in thinking about the role of the Christian faith in the work of higher education can be found in the words of Jesus called the Great Commandment (Matt 22:36-40). Here we are told to love God with our hearts, our minds, and our souls–and to love others completely.
We want to love God with our hearts. We should love God with our souls. But we must love God with our minds as well. Learning to think Christianly, or, to express it differently, to be a thoughtful Christian, will shape the way we think about schools, businesses, health care agencies, governments, social structures, recreation, and yes, our homes and churches, too. To love God with our minds means that we think differently about the way we live and love, the way we worship and serve, the way we work to earn our livelihood, the way we learn and teach.
We believe that the calling of Christian higher education is to reflect the life of Christ and to shine the light of truth. Our distinctive mission must not be forced into inappropriate either/or choices. We have chosen another course: the calling to be “both/and." We reject those who call for us to create false dichotomies or to join together unrelated ideas in an irrational, pluralistic fashion. Instead, we are committed to the “divine and" grounded in Jesus Christ himself, who is both fully God and fully human and who is for us both light and life.
Join us for Homecoming & Family Weekend!
Come to chapel, observe a class, and join us for a weekend of engaging in your student’s life at Trinity.
You can learn more about tuition, financial aid and scholarships through our Financial Aid Office. Over 90% of our students receive aid and we are committed to walking through this process with you.
If your child is interested in attending Trinity, there is nothing quite like visiting campus and allowing them to experience the community. Our visits include interaction with our staff, faculty and other students. It is also a great opportunity to learn more about how affordable Trinity is. Our Preview Day visit events have a special parent track, focusing on your questions about financial aid and scholarships.
Come to Homecoming & Family Weekend!
This fall on September 19-21, there’s a wonderful opportunity for you to connect with your student and experience Trinity’s campus life during our Homecoming & Family Weekend. Get a glimpse of your student’s college experience in a number of ways: by participating in a chapel service, observing a class, and sharing a meal together in Trinity’s dining hall, for example.
In addition, parents and family members will hear from Trinity’s President and the academic dean. You’ll participate in Trinity’s Homecoming festivities, attend sporting events and meet faculty. We encourage you to visit our campus and experience TIU college life for yourself!
Keep in Touch!
As parents and family members of Trinity students, you are a vital part of our community. Our monthly newsletter will keep you up to date on campus information, provide insights that will help you encourage your student’s success, and share ways you can pray for the Trinity community.Subscribe