STUDENT SERVICES


We look forward to serving you during your time at Trinity!

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.

CAMPUS SAFETY

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, we seek to promote individual responsibility and respect for TIU and each other so that the goal of Christ-centered excellence can be obtained.

We are thrilled that Trinity has been voted “#2 Safest College in Illinois” by niche.com.

About Us

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. You can register for your permit online. 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.

Basic 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 here. Other important numbers:

POLICE 911 From a campus phone dial 9-911
FIRE/EMS 911 From a campus phone dial 9-911

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

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.

 

CAMPUS POST OFFICE

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.

Services Offered

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.

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

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

*Florida and California students please check with your school (Florida campus & Law School-CA) and follow the instructions found there.

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.

Official Transcripts

Unofficial Transcripts 

Enrollment Verification

Degree Verification

Additional Forms

Change of Address

Diploma Replacement

Registration Add/Drop – For Audit Only

Please contact us if you have any questions.
Phone: 847-317-8050

Email: [email protected] or [email protected]

 

COUNSELING CENTER

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. 

Helpful Resources during COVID-19 Health Crisis

As COVID-19 impacts our work and lives, here are several helpful resources to review:

Seven Simple Ways to Stay Focused While Working from Home
TEDS Talk on Grit:  Emotional Resilience
Trinity Counseling Tips & Tidbits—Part 1
Trinity Counseling Tips & Tidbits—Part 2
Exercise Tips
Sleep Hygiene
Healthy Activities Name Game
Coping with Anxiety during COVID-19
The Feeling of Grief during COVID-19

PLEASE NOTE: Not all the information provided by these resources may reflect the values of Trinity International University.  Inclusion of a resource does not imply agreement with all information provided. 
Services Offered

The counseling center at TEDS provides services that promote healing and life formation while helping professionals through quality Christian training. 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.

Mental health services and coping during COVID-19. Learn More

All services rendered are confidential. If you have any questions about our counseling services, please contact us.

Testing Services
We also administer various tests (MDiv Counseling Assessment, Miller Analogies Test, etc.) that will help you prepare for your future career and ministry.

MAT Testing

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 www.milleranalogies.com.

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. See “What to Bring on Test Day.”

 

THE THRIVE CENTER

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.

Academic and Career Support Services

The Thrive Center offers services to help students become more efficient, effective, and engaged learners. We offer: language tutoring, student accessibility resources, a testing center and writing assistance services

Additional Services
In addition, we also offer: academic peer advising, career development, family enrichment & tutoring programs as well as family tutoring.

Learn More!
Go to: Thrive Center

Located in the Lew Center

Call: 847.317.8193

Email: [email protected]

Facebook: TIU Thrive Center

 

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT AND SCHOLAR OFFICE (ISSO)

The International Student and Scholar Office (ISSO) works with more than 150 international students at Trinity to provide support and advocacy, as well as working to foster cross-cultural understanding through integration of the international students and the broader community.

Assisting International Students

 

Helping with transitions
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 application process (Link to TEDS Apply page) (be sure to check the box for international students).

We look forward to meeting and serving you! If you have any specific questions about applying as an international student, please email or call an Admissions Counselor.

 

IMMUNIZATION RECORDS SERVICES

All incoming students must set up an account with Med Proctor, an online service that tracks immunization records. After this, students must authorize their records to be released to Trinity, TEDS, or Trinity Graduate School.

What You Need To Know

There is a $15 fee to use the Med Proctor service, but you will have lifetime access to your immunization records after signing up!

RECORD IMMUNIZATIONS

VIEW INSTRUCTIONS 

For Assistance, please contact
Retention Office
Call:  847-317-7054
Email:  [email protected]

 

OFFICE OF PLACEMENT SERVICES

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.

Are You Looking for Ministry Placement?

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.

For more information about the sorts of opportunities available, please email us.

 

Are You Looking to Hire a Student or Recent Graduate?

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.?

Full-Time or Bi-vocational Positions
The Placement Office provides a “virtual bulletin board” where ministries can post positions they desire to potentially fill with a TIU graduate.  The ministry initiates the process by filling out the Ministry Information Form and can also submit supporting documents (job description, church profile, etc.).  The Director of Placement may contact the ministry to get more detailed information about the ministry to aid in the matching process.

Graduates of TIU seeking ministry placement may also contact the Placement Office and fill out a Personal Information Form.  They will interact with the Director of Placement to refine their resume and focus their search process.  Their resume will be posted on the virtual bulletin board where it can be viewed by ministries with a posted position on the virtual bulletin board.  The graduate is then given access to the ministry position postings. Either the ministry or the graduate can initiate contacting each other. At times the Director of Placement will point out certain candidates for churches to consider and churches to candidates for them to consider if there are reasons to think they might be a good fit.

You can contact the Placement Office by calling (847) 317-8030 or emailing [email protected]

Part-time Positions

Positions are considered “part-time” if they are paid positions for which there are no academic requirements met or mentoring taking place. Since these positions vary widely in scope, hours and compensation, we post all of them on our internal website accessible to all TIU students, both college and seminary. These positions are usually within a reasonable commuting distance of one of our TIU campuses (Deerfield, South Chicago, Miami) and are appropriate for current students. To post a part-position, please complete and submit our Part-time Opportunity Form.