TIU Student Life

There are a more ways to get involved in the Trinity community than you can imagine. The best part is that by jumping into some of the groups below, you may have the chance to immediately use what you’re learning in the classroom! Check out all the ways below that you can use your time and talents to build a stronger community at Trinity. Don’t miss out!

Student Leadership Groups

Chapel Cabinet. The Chapel Team serves the student body by planning biblically faithful, engaging worship services. This pastorally motivated group of students seeks to model Christ-centered community by planning diverse expressions of worship for the whole student body.College Union. College Union (CU) serves the Trinity student body by providing events and activities that entertain, energize, and add excitement to Trinity’s campus. College Union strives to enhance the campus community with events and activities that foster an environment that gives students the opportunity to build relationships with other students while cultivating school pride and loyalty.

Emerging Leaders. Emerging Leaders is a program for incoming freshman at Trinity. Each year 25 students are chosen to join the Emerging Leaders program, which is designed to give students an opportunity to experience life as a student leader from the very beginning of their time at Trinity, while learning foundational principles and practices of Christian leadership along the way.

Emerging Leaders

FREE Student Worship. FREE is a diverse gathering of students that strives to foster community on a foundation of worship through music, student testimony, and social fellowship. FREE meets weekly for an hour during the evening.

Intercultural Affinity Groups. Students interested in learning about, informing, entertaining, or mobilizing the Trinity community in matters of human flourishing, reconciliation and other issues relating to American ethnic groups should join one of the Intercultural Development Office’s six affinity groups. Through these affinity groups, IDO promotes and embraces both cultural uniqueness of one’s personal identity (diversity), and intercultural collaboration and gospel solidarity (unity) within the Trinity community. Learn more about IDO at [email protected] or 847.317.8072.

Men Under God. Men Under God (MUG) recognizes that “iron sharpens iron” and raises up Trinity men who are shaped by the character of God and by the accountability and council of spiritual friendships. MUG meets weekly to share food together, talk with leaders in the church and on campus, and speak into each other’s lives.

Student Government Association. Trinity’s Student Government Association (SGA) represents student opinion to the faculty and administration and provides services and activities for the student body and provides excellent leadership of the student body.

Women’s Ministry Council. Women’s Ministry Council (WMC) models intentional and individual relationships with Christ, therefore creating safe spaces where women can come and experience the unconditional love of God.

Discipline-Specific Groups

Kappa Delta Pi. Kappa Delta Pi, an international honor society in education, is a network of more than 520 chapters with 60,000 members around the world. It’s organized to promote scholarship and excellence in education. Its membership is intergenerational, and members include undergraduate and graduate students, university faculty and administrators, classroom teachers, school administrators, and retired educators interested in supporting and encouraging the next generation of teacher-scholars. Members receive helpful publications, are invited to attend nationally sponsored conferences, job fairs, and worldwide study tours, and have the opportunity to apply for scholarship awards. Membership is by invitation only upon recommendation by the Division of Education. In order to be eligible for membership, candidates must have passed Gate 1: Admission to the Division of Education, declared a major in education, have a cumulative GPA of 3.50 after 30 hours, have an ED GPA of 3.75 after 12 hours of ED-prefix course work, and have no dispositional concerns or notifications. Learn more about our education degrees below.

Education Degrees

Lambda Pi Eta. Lambda Pi Eta, the national honorary society that recognizes excellence in the field of communication, originated in 1985. This society, which is associated with the National Communication Association, has more than 340 chapters worldwide. Lambda Pi Eta exists to recognize scholastic achievement, develop interest in the communication field, promote professional development, and provide a forum for exchanging ideas about communication and exploring graduate school options. To be eligible for Lambda Pi Eta, students must have completed 60 hours of undergraduate credit, have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, have completed at least 12 hours of courses in communication, have a GPA of at least 3.25 in communication classes, and be a full-time student in good standing with the institution. Learn more about our communication degrees below.

Communication Degree

Psi Chi. Psi Chi is the National Honor Society in psychology, founded in 1929 for the purpose of encouraging, stimulating, and maintaining scholarship and advancing the science of psychology. Membership is open to both undergraduate and graduate men and women who are making the study of psychology one of their major interests and who meet these minimum qualifications: completion of 9 semester hours of psychology; registration for major or minor standing in psychology; rank in the upper 35 percent of their class in general scholarship; a minimum 3.10 cumulative GPA and 3.25 GPA in psychology courses; and high standards of personal behavior. Application forms are available from the Psychology Department web page. Learn more about our psychology degree below.

Psychology Degree

Music & Arts Groups

Do you enjoy concerts, choral groups, jazz ensembles, the theatre or art shows? All of these events take place on Trinity’s campus during the year and are open to the campus and wider community.Concerts—In the undergraduate program, music majors and music enthusiasts participate in orchestras, bands, concert choir or the jazz ensemble. Concerts take place throughout the year with dates and times posted on our TIU events calendar. Enjoy seasonal concerts around Christmas, the Symphonic Band and Navy Band Great Lakes Wind Ensemble concert in the fall, jazz ensemble performances each quarter and concerts by the Community Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Eli Chen throughout the year.

Theatre—TIU students who are aspiring actors and performers share their talents on stage in theatrical plays and musicals. Recent performances include, Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, Gilbert and Sullivan’s HMS Pinafore and Pirates of Penzance, as well as Broadway favorites such as Fiddler on the Roof, The Music Man, and You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown. All performances are free to students, staff and faculty, so come and enjoy an evening at the theatre!

Music & Arts at Trinity

Intramural Groups

Intramurals are a great way to get involved in various sports on campus if you aren’t a member of one of our many athletic teams. You’ll have the opportunity to participate in some of the following intramural activities:



Soccer Spike Ball
Indoor Volleyball Ping Pong
Sand Volleyball Softball
Basketball Dodgeball

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