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academics academic offerings Accounting Art Studio Art Education, K-12 Art History* Biology Biology Education Biology - Allied Health Science Biology - Ecological Biopsychology* Black Studies* Business - Finance Business - Management Business - Marketing Business Communication Business Education Chemistry Chemistry Education Church and Ministry Leadership Church Music* Coaching* Communication Arts - Communication Studies Communication Arts - Film Studies Communication Arts - Media Studies Communication Arts - Theater Computer Science Criminal Justice

Elementary Education English English Education ESL/Bilingual* Engineering Exercise Science Graphic Design History History Education Mathematics Mathematics Education Music Music - Church Music Music Education, K-12 Choral Music Education, K-12 Instrumental Music - Performance Music - Theory & Composition Nursing Philosophy Physical Education, K-12 Physics* Political Science Psychology Science* Social Work Sociology

CHECK OUT our 3 and 3 ½ Year Programs 3 to degree

Spanish Spanish Education, K-12 Special Education Speech and Communication Disorders Sport and Exercise Studies Theater* Theology Urban Studies* * minor only

pre-professional programs Allied Health Sciences Dentistry Engineering # Law Medicine Physical Therapy Seminary Speech and Language Disorders #

requires transfer

graduate Programs Counseling Psychology Special Education

A Trinity liberal arts education is centered on God’s Word. Dedicated professors —most with Ph.D.s — integrate a Christian world view into the curriculum. Your Trinity education will include field experience or an internship in your chosen major to help prepare you for your career.




Be here. Belong. A community of mentors, believers, fellow learners

student enrollment 1380

One God in three we praise thee.


Sample Suite Layout


The College’s four residence halls— Alumni, South, West, and Tibstra—are home for student life. Each residence hall suite has a private bathroom and walk-in closet, and a kitchenette and lounge area are located on each floor. Tibstra Hall offers apartment-style living with full kitchens for upper class students. The student health center is housed in Alumni Hall.


Trinity’s 130-acre wooded campus is situated in the beautiful city of Palos Heights, Illinois. Students enjoy recently renovated residence spaces, social and creative environments in the Bootsma Bookstore CafÊ and the Art and Communication Center, and the new DeVos Athletics and Recreation Center.

taking part You will find many ways in this campus community to connect with fellow students, collaborate with professors, and enrich your educational, spiritual, and life experience at Trinity.

clubs and organizations Academic Initiative, Acting on AIDS, Allelu (Yearbook), Art Club, ASCD Education Club, Asian American Alliance, Drama/Theatre Club, Executive Committee, History Club, Investment Club, Law and Politics Society, Math Club, Multicultural Club, Nursing Student Organization, Organization of African American Unity, Psychology Club, Random Acts of Kindness, Sabor Latino, Service Committee, Sewing Club, Social Justice, Social Work Student Organization, Sociology Club, Spanish Club, Student Activity Board, the Courier (Newspaper), Trinity Council for Exceptional Children, Trinity Improv Group, Trinity Sign Club

campus ministries Chapel Services, Men’s Ministry, Outcry (Worship Team), Sunday Night Worship

Music Ensembles Concert Choir, Gospel Choir, Honors Ensemble, Jazz Band, Pep Band, Wind Ensemble, Brass Ensemble, String Ensemble, Flute Ensemble

Intramurals Men’s Basketball Women’s Basketball Dodgeball Flag Football

Kickball Men’s Soccer Women’s Soccer Co-ed Volleyball


to do on campus?

experience. chicago. chicago attractions Art Institute of Chicago Buckingham Fountain Chicago Board of Trade Chicago Botanic Garden Field Museum Grant Park John Hancock Observatory Lincoln Park Zoo Millennium Park Museum of Contemporary Art Museum of Science and Industry Navy Pier Oak Street Beach Shakespeare Theater Shedd Aquarium Willis Tower Wrigley Field


of Students Receive Field Education / iNTERNSHIPS IN Their Major

Internships & cultural experiences

abound in nearby downtown Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. In 30 minutes, you can be at one of the city’s many museums, theaters, or sporting events— or just enjoying the famous pizza. Trinity’s Chicago Semester provides a chance for students to live and work in the city for an entire semester.



WHAT IS interim? Interim is a two-week, hands-on educational experience in January. Unique courses and service opportunities are led by Trinity faculty and staff and take place on campus, in the community, and in Chicago. Trips within the United States and overseas provide a short-term study abroad experience.


SEmester in Spain ECUADOR

Semester in Kenya

Think Outside off-campus programs the Books “Doing” is a major part of “knowing.” You’ll acquire invaluable knowledge from your professors and from your books…but you’ll also gain hands-on and heart-engaged learning through the global opportunities to study abroad in countries like Spain, Kenya, and Ecuador.

American Studies Au Sable Environmental Studies Australia Studies Centre Balkans Semester Chicago Semester China Studies Program Contemporary Music Center India Studies Latin American Studies Los Angeles Film Studies Center Middle East Studies Netherlands, Ede Christian University

New Horizons Teaching Program New York Center for Art and Media Studies Scholars’ Semester in Oxford Studies Program in Contemporary Europe Oman Semester Oxford Summer Programme Romania Semester Semester in Ecuador Semester in Kenya Semester in Rome Semester in Spain Uganda Studies Program Washington Journalism Center

athletics On the court of the new gymnasium or on the field of the new athletics complex, you will gain valuable life-lessons in training, teamwork, and competition that glorifies God. Various scholarships are available for student-athletes.

trinity’s programs: Baseball Men’s Basketball Women’s Basketball Cross-Country Men’s Golf

the Troll

Men’s Soccer Women’s Soccer Softball Track and Field Women’s Volleyball




• National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) • National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA), Division I • Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC)

Alyssa Voogt ’13 Nurse, Northwestern Hospital

Emily Van Hoff ’11 Freelance Graphic Artist Caleb Mulder ’11 Project Coordinator, Sundog Studios

Dennus Bishop ’00 Special Agent Arthur Bishop ’75 Director of the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice


Meet the future. Trinity alumni were once where you are right now. Making the decision of where to attend college…partnering with parents in the choice…looking to God for direction. Now you’re looking at some of them—the ones who chose Trinity, who were transformed by the experience, and who are living out their calling. Eric VandenBerg ’09 Tax Associate, BDO USA, LLP

Unknown 7% Over $150,001 8%

Up to $30,000 18% $30,001 to $60,000 17%

$120,001 to $150,000 12%

$90,001 to $120,000 19%

Family Incomes for Fall 2013 First-time Freshmen

$60,001 to 90,000 19%

FInancial aid Trinity students are from diverse backgrounds. No matter your situation there are families like yours at Trinity. Average yearly aid awarded to incoming freshmen for Fall 2013: • Gift aid (scholarships and grants): $14,580 • Federal need-based loans: $3,904 • Work study: $1,500



• Full-time Tuition and Fees: $24,435 • Room and Board (12-meal plan): $8,730 • Total: $33,165

genuine value A Trinity education is a valuable investment in your future. You will be encouraged to follow God’s calling and equipped to excel in your future career.

visit trinity.


Destination Trinity Experience Trinity Christian College from the inside out. Pick a date and be our guest! Begin your Destination Trinity visit on Thursday and we will treat you to an evening in downtown Chicago. Afterwards, join Trinity students in a time of praise and worship. Friday’s schedule includes a tour of campus, chapel, time with a faculty member, and an opportunity to get helpful advice about college finances from the experts.

destination trinity dates October 3-4, 2013

February 27-28, 2014

October 24-25, 2013

March 20-21, 2014

November 7-8, 2013

April 3-4, 2014

November 21-22, 2013

April 24-25, 2014

December 5-6, 2013

May 1-2, 2014

chedule s y it in tr n o ti a sample destin

Thursday 4-5pm


ner Chicago Style Pizza Din 5pm Parent reception 5-6pm Students leave campus 6pm Scavenger hunt 7pm downtown Chicago on campus 9:45pm Arrive back Praise and Worship 10pm


7:30am 8am 8:45am 10am 10:45am 11:20am 12pm 12:20pm 1:30pm

Breakfast Welcome and Devotions Campus Tour Chapel Professor Meetings Student Engagement Wrap up Lunch visit, Optional Activities: Class nt, financial aid appointme re sto ok bo us visit the camp

air trinity If you are traveling more than 300 miles to be part of our Destination Trinity visit, we’ll help you get here. Receive $100 flight reimbursement when you visit and another $100 when you enroll. Check out the details when you sign up for a visit.

Parent Visit Days This visit gives families an opportunity to see all Trinity has to offer without missing school or work. They are scheduled on specific Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

parent visit day dates November 16, 2013 April 12, 2014

INDIVIDUAL VISIT Let us tailor a visit just for you! You can visit Monday through Friday at various times. We are happy to accommodate any requests that you have.






2013-14 Trinity Viewbook