Update on campus climate

As Trinity continues to aspire to be a community that is truly inclusive, welcoming, and safe for all, President Joanne Berger-Sweeney has shared several updates on progress and next steps regarding the college’s work to address systemic racism and sexual misconduct.

Key developments include the establishment and ongoing work of the Campus Climate Task Force, led by Berger-Sweeney and Anita Davis, vice president for diversity, equity, and inclusion, and the retention of a law firm to review and assess issues and to offer recommendations in response to matters raised on the @trinsurvivors and @blackattrin Instagram accounts.

In a January letter to the community, Berger-Sweeney emphasized the importance of these endeavors. “This work is urgent but unending, and it requires the commitment of every one of us if we are to achieve for our campus something that has so far eluded broader society,” she said. “We take this aspiration seriously; ultimately, at Trinity and at every college, no amount of racism or sexual misconduct is acceptable.”

To learn more about Trinity’s ongoing efforts, including specific recommendations and action steps, please visit the links below.

Letters from the President

Invitation to Participate in Task Force on Campus Climate, July 10, 2020

Our Work to End Sexual Misconduct at Trinity, Sept. 4, 2020

An Update on A Message of Hope and a Call to Act, Nov. 2, 2020

An Update on Our Work to End Sexual Misconduct at Trinity, Jan. 28, 2021

Stop Anti-Asian Hate and Violence, March 18, 2021

Naming Buildings at Trinity, March 31, 2021


Campus Climate Task Force website

Campus Climate Incident Response Team website

Title IX website

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion website