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Trinity (Washington) University

Established 1897
Type: Private
President: Dr. Patricia McGuire
Location Washington, D.C., United States
Colours: Purple and Gold
Website: trinitydc.edu

Trinity (Washington) University, founded in 1897 by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, is a Roman Catholic university located in Washington, D.C. Although a university since September 10, 2004, Trinity's College of Arts & Sciences undergraduate program maintains its original status as a liberal arts women's college. Men are accepted into The School of Education and The School of Professional Studies at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... For the film of this title, see Private School (film). ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... For other uses, see Washington, D.C. (disambiguation). ... School colors are the colors chosen by a school to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... Trinity University may refer to: Trinity University of San Antonio, Texas Trinity University of Washington, D.C. (formerly Trinity College) There are also several other educational institutions called Trinity College. ... A number of educational institutions carry the name Trinity College, some independent, others constituent colleges of a larger university. ... 1897 (MDCCCXCVII) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... The Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, is the name of a Roman Catholic order of religious sisters, dedicated to providing education to the poor. ... Catholic is an adjective derived from the Greek adjective , meaning general; universal (cf. ... For the community in Florida, see University, Florida. ... For other uses, see Washington, D.C. (disambiguation). ... is the 253rd day of the year (254th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A liberal arts college is an institution of higher education found in the United States, offering programs in the liberal arts at the post-secondary level. ... Womens colleges in the United States in higher education are American undergraduate, bachelors degree-granting institutions, often liberal arts colleges, whose student populations are comprised exclusively or almost exclusively of women. ...


Three Schools

Trinity has an annual enrollment of about 2,000 students in the University's three schools, which offer undergraduate and undergraduate degrees in a variety of academic areas.

College of Arts and Sciences

Trinity's College of Arts and Sciences offers community service opportunities, athletics, student clubs and campus activities. The College of Arts and Sciences offers a number of academic programs, including criminal justice, forensic psychology, journalism, and business economics.

School of Education

Trinity's School of Education is a coeducational graduate program offering degrees in education, counseling, curriculum design, and educational administration.

Through its Continuing Education Program, the School of Education also offers 300 professional development courses enrolling 4,000 education professionals each year.

School of Professional Studies

The university's School of Professional Studies offers undergraduate and graduate degrees designed for women and men seeking to advance or change their careers. Degrees offered include, but are not limited to, a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), Master of Science Administration (M.S.A.), Master of Arts in Communication and a Master of Science in Information Security Management.

Main building, designed by Edwin Forrest Durang.
Main building, designed by Edwin Forrest Durang.

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Special Academic Programs

Intelligence Community Center of Academic Excellence (ICCAE)

The Intelligence Center of Academic Excellence was established in the Fall of 2004 with a grant from the United States Intelligence Community as a pilot program with the goal of increasing the pool of eligible applicants for positions in the community. Each year, the ICCAE at Trinity holds a colloqium, which is open to the public, and features speakers and panelists from throughout the Intelligence community. Logo used on the Intelligence Community web site. ...

Nursing Program

Trinity's Nursing program, started in 2006, offers courses of study culminating in a Bachelor of Science in Nursing for current Registered Nurses. The program was accredited in 2007 by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. This article is a stub. ...

Trinity at THEARC

Trinity offers professional development, Associate in Arts, and Master's of Science in Administration - Non Profit Management Specialization programs at a satellite classroom located at THEARC, a multipurpose community facility in southeast Washington, DC. Trinity is the only private university to offer programs in the District of Columbia's underserved neighborhoods east of the Anacostia River.


Playing as the Trinity Tigers, Trinity competes in the NCAA Division III in basketball, cross country, lacrosse, soccer, swimming, tennis, and volleyball. The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A or N-C-Two-A ) is a voluntary association of about 1,200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... This article is about the sport. ... The Minnesota State Highschool Cross Country Meet A cross country race in Seaside, Oregon. ... For other uses, see Lacrosse (disambiguation). ... Soccer redirects here. ... Swimmer redirects here. ... For other uses, see Tennis (disambiguation). ... For the ball used in this sport, see Volleyball (ball). ...

Athletics Facilities

The newest building on the Trinity Campus, the Trinity Center for Women and Girls in Sports was completed in 2003. It features a basketball arena; walking track; swimming pool and spa; fitness center with weight machines, free weights and cardio equipment and dance studio, tennis courts, and an athletic field. Free to Trinity students, the Center offers memberships to local residents.

Dining Facilities

In addition to a snack/bar deli, Trinity University has Alumnae Hall, a full-service dining hall serving three meals a day throughout the academic year. Their best food is the chef's chai cheesecake with pecan crusts and peach garnish.

Honor Societies

The Phi Beta Kappa Society is an honor society which considers its mission to be fostering and recognizing excellence in undergraduate liberal arts and sciences. ... Alpha Sigma Lambda is a national honor society for non-traditional undergraduate students (typically over the age of 24) who achieve and maintain outstanding scholastic standards and leadership characteristics while adroitly handling additional responsibilities of work and family. ... Lambda Pi Eta is the official communication studies honor society of the National Communication Association (NCA). ... It has been suggested that Psi chi be merged into this article or section. ... // Pi Sigma Alpha (Π Σ Α), National Political Science Honor Society, was founded in 1920 at the University of Texas for the purpose of bringing together students and faculty interested in the study of government and politics. ...

Noted alumnae

Kellyanne Conway is a Republican pollster and pundit. ... Barbara Kennelly Barbara Bailey Kennelly (born July 10, 1936) was a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from Connecticut. ... Maria Leavey was an independent political strategist. ... Jane Dammen McAuliffe was appointed Dean of Georgetown College at Georgetown University in 1999. ... Note: Georgetown University is a separate and unaffiliated institution located in Washington, DC. Georgetown College is a small, private liberal arts college located in Georgetown, Kentucky. ... Georgetown University is a Jesuit private university located in Georgetown, Washington, D.C. Bishop John Carroll founded the school in 1789, though its roots extend back to 1634. ... Nancy Patricia DAlesandro Pelosi (born March 26, 1940) is currently the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives. ... The Speaker of the United States House of Representatives is the presiding officer—or speaker—of the United States House of Representatives. ... Kathleen Gilligan Sebelius (born May 15, 1948 in Cincinnati, Ohio) is an American Democratic politician who currently serves as the 44th Governor of Kansas. ...

External links

  • Trinity Washington University
  • Trinity's Nursing Program
  • Intelligence Center for Academic Excellence at Trinity
  • Trinity Graduates Win Re-election: House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi '62 Poised to Become Speaker, Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius '70 Wins Second Term — Trinity Washington University
  • THEARC - Town Hall Education Arts & Recreation Campus



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