Parent and Student Support
Support, Value and Results
Our top priority is the safety, security and support of our students. We provide an extensive network of support services. Students enjoy personalized guidance to make sure they stay on track academically and have a seamless transition into college.
Each year we award more than $77 million in institutional scholarships and grants. U.S. News & World Report has ranked Trine as one of the best colleges in the Midwest for students graduating with the least amount of debt.
Our more than 25,000 alumni are succeeding at the highest levels at many corporations. Approximately 99.3% of the Class of 2021 was employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation*. Our graduates’ starting salaries exceed the national average in every category.
Trine University remains committed to cultivating diversity, inclusion and fairness. As a leading private institution of higher education, Trine fosters a culture of understanding, growth and inquiry; values the diverse qualities of its students, faculty and staff; promotes an inclusive environment free of discrimination and intolerance; and welcomes everyone.
Trine will not allow discrimination and will continue to grant admission and provide educational opportunities without regard to race, age, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, religion or veteran status. The culture of Trine University dictates that these same standards of acceptance apply to all faculty, staff, alumni and community members.
The Department of Student Success and Engagement is dedicated to empowering students and expediting services for students. Whether a student's concern is academic, personal, or financial, Whitney Arihood, the Parent/Student Advocate and Retention Specialist, is here to assist all students. With 7 years dedicated to working with student and parents, she understand support is crucial. Whitney Arihood will assist students and parents with navigating the academic system by acting as a liaison to get the best outcome for both students and parents.
*Based on 2021 Trine University Graduating Class Knowledge Rate of 89.9%, 402 of 447 responding. Compared to 2020 Graduation Class National Knowledge Rate of 66% from 549,972 total recorded.
Parent Information Tools
The Parent Newsletter is a great resource for parents and families. This publication provides insight into what is happening in the life of today's college student. It will include articles that are specific to Trine students and others that are not, giving you a wide range of topics that are being addressed on college campuses. If you are not receiving the newsletter, be sure to sign up.
How To Support Your Students Through Active Participation
Trine's Parent and Family Association is YOUR (as a parent or family member) way to give a little piece of home back to your student on campus. Your $50 annual membership fee includes a contribution to your student and the students at Trine University. With your membership, you will receive a discount card, but you will also be creating benefits for your student on campus.
Membership in the Parent and Family Association offers many discounts to area businesses and places on campus:
The association also sponsors various events and campus perks:
- BINGO for Bucks, where students play BINGO to win textbooks, gift cards, cold hard cash and more
- Cup of Joe - Students receive free coffee all year-round in the campus LINK
- Random events on campus, such as live entertainment during welcome week on campus
- Popcorn Wednesdays in the University Center
- And, various events at Homecoming/Family Weekend
For more information, please contact the Office of Student Affairs at 260-665-4404.