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Student Services

Our student services offices are available to assist you as you navigate your way through the Trinity community. Whether you need help writing a research paper, jump-starting your car, preparing a resume or sending a package, we are here to help! We have resources available to help you achieve your academic, financial, and personal goals.

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Campus Safety

Safety and Security Services: 847.317.6400
The mission of Campus Safety and Security Services is to faithfully serve and protect the Trinity community with care and compassion in collaboration with Facility Services and Student Affairs to promote individual responsibility and respect so that the goal of Christ-centered academic excellence can be obtained.
Trinity International University publishes a Crime Statistics page and keeps a Daily Fire & Crime Log. Both reports can be accessed from the menu at the bottom of this page under Campus Safety Info. These reports are also available to be viewed in person during normal business hours at Facility Services.
All vehicles must check in with security or have a current TIU parking permit. Passes, permits and a copy of the rules and regulations may be obtained at the Gate House located by the Route 22 entrance. When operating a vehicle on University property, you fall subject to all State and TIU motor vehicle regulations. These regulations are provided in the student handbook. Register your parking permit >>
The following services are provided by Safety and Security Services:
  • 24-hour-a-day safety escorts (x6400 from a campus phone)
  • Vehicle jump starts
  • Vehicle lock out assistance
  • Missing items/ theft reports
  • Room lock/out assistance

Security information

Your safety and security is our highest priority. Please report any suspicious or criminal activity to Safety and Security Services at 847.317.6400. You can also visit our web page on myTIU. Other important numbers:
  • POLICE: 911 (From a campus phone dial: 9-911)
  • FIRE/EMS: 911 (From a campus phone dial: 9-911)
TIU Emergency Alert System: Trinity International University uses RAVE, a university-wide text/voice messaging alert service that will notify students, faculty and staff if an emergency situation occurs on campus. The alerts provide real-time information as a text/voice message to your cell phone in the event of an emergency. The campus alert service will be used in the event of an Emergency Notification, Timely Warning or when any other important information needs to be relayed to the Trinity community.
Emergency Blue Light Phones: There are 4 emergency blue light phones strategically placed around campus that will connect you to a university security officer 24 hours a day. Press the button for help and your call will be placed automatically. Don’t know where you are? Don‘t worry, your location is provided to security when you call.

International Student and Scholar Office (ISSO)

The ISSO is committed to helping international students as they transition to life in the States. We provide counseling on immigration issues and cultural adjustments, we facilitate a special orientation for international students, and we work to coordinate hospitality and the availability of household items and furniture. We also offer exciting fellowship groups, various activities and events throughout the school year (such as the annual Revelation 7 Week celebration, the International Students’ Graduation Dinner, and Global Coffee Hours), and can help international students get academic tutoring.

Visas and Legal Matters

Our office works to ensure that international students understand and are able to comply with all visa requirements. Information on all the relevant requirements is found through our official page >>

Counseling Center

Counseling Center – Phone: 847-317-4067 | Email: [email protected]
Our friendly and experienced staff provides a safe environment and seeks to help facilitate your growth toward wholeness through individual and group counseling. The counseling center provides services that promote healing and life formation and help students personally succeed while receiving quality Christian training.

Services Offered

The counseling center at TEDS provides services that promote healing and life formation while helping professionals through quality Christian training. All services rendered are confidential. Types of services offered:
Individual counseling: The counseling center provides individual counseling for students who wish to speak confidentially with one of our qualified counselors regarding a personal set of circumstances. Often, students focus their time around issues such as family, relationships, identity, depression, anxiety, decision-making, grief, loss, and others.
Group counseling: The counseling center offers a variety of groups to join each semester. Each group focuses on a predetermined topic where it will provide education and support from others who have a common experience or concern. Group usually involve 3-8 participants and topics vary each semester depending on the students’ needs.
Premarital counseling: The counseling center provides premarital counseling for engaged couples. Counseling consists of 8 sessions the contents of which are subject to variation based on the couple and the counselor.
Referral services: to Christian counselors, psychologists, and psychiatrists who are off-campus. These may be issued for mediation, consultation, substance use, counseling and other specialized needs.
Referral services: to Christian counselors, psychologists, and psychiatrists who are off-campus. These may be issued for mediation, consultation, substance use, counseling and other specialized needs.

MAT Testing

We also administer various tests (MDiv Counseling Assessment, Miller Analogies Test, etc.) that will help you prepare for your future career and ministry.
Trinity Counseling Center will host the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon on several upcoming dates to be announced in the future. Registration for the MAT will start at 10:00 a.m. and will begin testing by 10:30 a.m. The test is a one-hour timed exam and should be completed close to 11:30 a.m.
Where? The test will be held in the computer lab at Rolfing Library on Trinity International University Campus.
What to bring on Test Day? On the day of testing, test takers must bring following with them:
  • Two valid forms of ID and the testing fee of $85.00 in either cash or check form (Please write checks out to Trinity International University)
  • The two forms of ID must include
    • Picture ID in the form of a driver’s license or a passport.
    • Second ID in the form of a credit card, utility bill, student ID or a library card.
  • Make sure to know your social security number or have your social security card on hand in order to provide it on the day of testing for registration.
Additional Information: Scratch paper and pencils will be provided. Please keep in mind, during the test you are not allowed to have anything at your desk, including cell phones, notebooks, water bottles, etc. You will not be permitted to leave the room at any time during the test. If you’d like to take a practice test or if you have other questions about the test itself, please see Pearsons Assessments’ Page on the MAT >>.
Prior to Test Day: Call Trinity Counseling Center at 847.317.4067 and let us know you will be taking the test. You will need to provide us with your name, email, and phone number to sign up for the test. The additional information we collect will be on test day during registration.

Campus Post Office

Campus Post Office: [email protected]
Trinity’s post office can process everything from small cards to full care packages. If you want to send mail to a student on campus, you need to know his or her mailbox number. Students can receive packages of any size, and our electronic system will email them the moment their package arrives.
The Campus Post Office offers a number of postal services to the campus community. We provide regular mailing services as well as Express (USPS, UPS, FedEx, & DHL) and overnight shipping, mailing supplies such as stamps, envelopes, and boxes for purchase, and we assist in ordering departmental mailing supplies. For questions, contact the Campus Post Office at: [email protected].

How to address campus mail

When it comes to receiving mail be sure to provide a correct address. Never forget to include the student’s name and mailbox number when addressing mail. Your mail should look like this:
  • Student’s Name: [Joe Trinity]
  • Trinity’s Address: 2065 Half Day Road
  • Student’s Box Number: [Box 123]*
  • City and Zip: Deerfield, IL 60015-1241, USA
  • *Include only the student’s mailbox number, never a room or apartment number.

University Records

University Records – Phone: 847.317.8050 | Email: [email protected]
The University Records Office considers it a privilege to serve every student who attends Trinity International University. Whether you’re planning a short visit for a summer class or anticipating graduation with a Trinity degree, we look forward to meeting you.
University Records is part of the Enrollment Management Team and maintains Trinity students’ academic records, coordinates web registration and web adds/drops, generates enrollment certification, provides transcript services, maintains student demographic information including permanent and local addresses, majors, degree programs, class standing, and related academic information.

Transcripts, Enrollment Verification & Degree Verification

To conveniently serve Trinity International University students around the clock, Trinity has authorized the National Student Clearinghouse to act as its agent for transcript processing, enrollment verification, and degree verification. Please use the following links depending on which service you require.

The Thrive Center

Thrive Center – Phone: 847.317.8193 | Email: [email protected]
The Thrive Center is committed to helping students cultivate their academic excellence, become life-long learners, and pursue their personal and professional goals. Our goal is to walk alongside students, meeting them where they are and providing services that will help them thrive in all aspects of their learning experience. To this end, we provide services in the areas of academic support, academic guidance, and career development.

Services Offered

The Thrive Center offers services to help students become more efficient, effective, and engaged learners. We offer the following services:
  • Language tutoring
  • Student accessibility resources
  • Testing center
  • Writing assistance services
  • Academic peer advising
  • Career development
  • Tutoring programs
  • Family tutoring

Office of Placement Services

Placement Office [email protected]
The Office of Ministry Placement helps TIU and TEDS students and alumni fill full-time openings at churches and other ministry-focused organizations. The Placement Office exists to facilitate connections between ministries offering vocational ministry opportunities and graduates seeking ministry placement, whether they be recent graduates or alumni. We work with churches and ministries from a variety of denominations (and independent churches) in filling both full-time and bi-vocational positions.

Post a Position

Are you seeking ministry staff for your church or para-church ministry? Are you beginning a pastoral search process seeking to fill an open position for a senior/solo pastor, associate pastor, youth pastor, worship pastor, etc.?
The Placement Office provides a “virtual bulletin board” where ministries can post positions they desire to potentially fill with a TIU graduate. Post a Full-time, Bi-vocational, or part-time positions.

Find a position

We provide information for many denominations and organizations including historically evangelical, mainline, charismatic, and independent churches. While many of our graduates are placed with the Evangelical Free Church of America, the majority are placed in other churches, Christian organizations, mission agencies, and chaplaincies.