Stop the Proposed Changes to Trinity
  • Petitioning Dr. James F. Jones, Jr.

This petition will be delivered to:

President, Trinity College
Dr. James F. Jones, Jr.
Chairman of the Board of Trustees
Paul E. Raether '68

Stop the Proposed Changes to Trinity

    1. Alumni for a Better Trinity College
    2. Petition by

      Alumni for a Better Trinity College

      CT

As members of the Trinity community, we believe the fraternity and sorority system that has helped create many of the most accomplished, dedicated and loyal servants to the College for over 150 years must be preserved. 

Recent signatures

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    1. Reached 4,000 signatures
    2. Article I of Part I of the Trinity College Student Integrity Contract

      Alumni for a Better Trinity College
      Petition Organizer

      One astute supporter pointed out the new social policy does not comply with the Student Integrity Contract:

      "...we deem it necessary to establish the basic rights and freedoms of the students of Trinity College. Fair grading, protection against improper disclosure, and protection of freedom of association are guaranteed under this contract."

    3. Reached 3,000 signatures
    4. Article VII of the Trinity College Charter

      Alumni for a Better Trinity College
      Petition Organizer

      One astute supporter pointed out that the new social policy does not comply with Article VII of the Trinity College Charter:

      "...none of the Standing Rules as aforesaid shall be inconsistent with the Constitution and Laws of the State, or with the Constitution and Laws of the United States."

    5. This Petition Will Stay Open.

      Alumni for a Better Trinity College
      Petition Organizer

      We reached 2,500 signatures, but that's not going to stop us from gathering more from anyone who wants to have a voice in this process. We encourage you to stand up for the rights of fraternities and sororities to exist at Trinity as they have since 1850. We also encourage you to stand up for the Trinity College Student Integrity Contract and its explicit guarantee in Part I of Article I of the freedom to associate at Trinity.

    6. THANK YOU TO ALL. WE DID IT!

      Alumni for a Better Trinity College
      Petition Organizer

      Congratulations! We reached 2,500 signatures in less than 72 hours.

      People wrote in and said they were moved to the point of tears to see the outpouring of support from all corners of the country.

      Regardless of whether the administration acknowledges it or not, it's now clear to many more people that fraternities and sororities at the College stand for some of the very best values at Trinity.

    7. Reached 2,500 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Carl Convery DUBLIN, IRELAND
      • 4 months ago

      Because a college's societies and clubs are the historic inheritors of college tradition and of the student experience. They contain and nourish the soul of the college and transmit this soul to future students down through the generations keeping the little but crucially important fires burning. To lose your past is to be pointless, irrelevant and scrapable in the future

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    • Elliot Smith APT B, CA
      • 6 months ago

      Traditions need to be upheld.

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    • Bob Harrity NORTH HAVEN, CT
      • 10 months ago

      The governance record this Board is wretchedly poor. They should all resign and let us get a fresh start with sensible people who have high expectations for Trinity.

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    • Philip Lovejoy BOSTON, MA
      • about 1 year ago

      Trinity was not easy for me in the early 80's. Through the fraternity a find a home. Honor that.

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    • Arthur Judge NEWTON HIGHLANDS, MA
      • over 1 year ago

      I want to resolve this mess at our beloved Trinity that is sensitive and compassionate to all involved

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