Trinity College currently has eight levied clubs however, the list is always expanding.
Trinity Athletics aims to provide all those interested in athletics and healthy living the opportunity to participate in the vast programming that is available at both Trin and U of T. Trinity Athletics organizes athletic events and outings and will be your liaison to U of T’s Intramural Program. Additionally, Trinity Athletics is responsible for organizing TrinWear, Trinity’s very own branded gear. Contact Trinity Athletics to sign up for the various teams available to participate in this year, including soccer, hockey, basketball, cricket, inner tube water polo, and Ultimate Frisbee!
Rainbow Trinity is a social support group for students of marginalized sexual and romantic orientations, gender identities, gender expressions, and intersex students. The club offers a wide range of social and academic activities throughout the year. Some of Rainbow Trinity’s past events have included trips to The Village, the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives, panel discussions, an Asexual Awareness Week social, and a sombre observance of the Trans Day of Remembrance. Rainbow Trinity aims to promote an open, vibrant, and equitable environment at the college, and will fight all forms of discrimination. For the current Rainbow Trinity Constitution, click here.
Trinity College Literary Institute (The Lit)
The Trinity College Literary Institute, also known as The Lit, is the oldest debating society in Canada. Founded in the 1840s, the club started as a serious debating society to discuss issues of politics and theology, but early in the 1900s the mandate of the Lit switched to that of a satirical debating society. The Lit meets on Wednesday evenings during the academic year at 9:00 PM where two sides face off in a parliamentary style debate. The meetings consist of alternating speeches from the Government and the Opposition, where debaters clash hilariously over the weekly resolution. In addition to its regular debates, The Lit puts on themed debates for Guy Fawkes Night, Robbie Burns Night, and St. Patrick’s Day. It also hosts The Lit Revue, a night of sketch comedy, and Bubbly, a popular semi-formal social to celebrate the end of the first semester.
Trinity College Dramatic Society (TCDS)
The Trinity College Dramatic Society (TCDS) is the club responsible for the funding and mounting of theatrical productions at Trinity College. It facilitates the involvement of Trinity students in all aspects of theatre either on or offstage, where 60% of every cast and crew must be made up of Trinity College students. All shows take place at Trinity and students can buy tickets at a reduced price. The TCDS also hosts subsidized trips to see shows in Toronto. Past excursions have included The Wizard of Oz, and the Rocky Horror Picture Show. The executive consists of eight students elected by the Trinity College Meeting (TCM): two Co-Presidents, a Treasurer, a Secretary, two Members-at-Large, and two First Year Representatives. The remainder of the executive (Archivist, Publicist, Front-of-House Manager, Webmaster, Pump Room Coordinator, Herald, External Relations Coordinator, Academy Captain, Partytastic Party Planner, Special Events Coordinator, Costume Manager, Tech Advisor, and Drama Coalition Representative) are elected internally at the end of each academic year by the TCM-elected members to serve until the end of the next academic year. Meetings of this executive happen on a monthly basis, or with higher frequency when needed.
Trinity College Environmental Society (TCES)
The TCES is open to all students and staff at Trinity College who have an interest in environmental issues. The club hosts a diversity of events such as documentary nights, conferences, discussions, debates, conservation projects, volunteer outings, and fundraisers, to name a few. Trinity College has done many things to demonstrate its environmental consciousness and TCES hopes to continue to expand this even further this year. The club works to improve the College’s environmental sustainability, and works towards larger environmental goals in the local and global community. The TCES meets every couple weeks and hosts a couple of events each month on average and often collaborates with many other clubs like the Lit, the TCVS, and U of T wide groups like UTERN and ENSU.
Trinity College Volunteer Society (TCVS)
The Trinity College Volunteer Society (TCVS) is a non-profit student organization which promotes volunteerism by offering volunteer programs and events, and keeping Trinity students informed of other volunteer opportunities around the city. Popular initiatives have included preparing and serving hot meals to the community, visiting old age homes, knitting for charity, hosting clothing donation drives, and fundraising for global crisis relief. Volunteering with the TCVS is a great way to meet other students, relieve stress, and make a meaningful contribution to our community. We encourage you to check us out, and to propose any ideas you might have for projects or events. All are welcome!
Trinity College Mental Health Initiative (TCMHI)
The Trinity College Mental Health Initiative strives to provide members of college with information about mental health issues and to facilitate awareness through various platforms. Their goal is to foster an open conversation about the sensitive topic of mental health in a safe environment. They aim to meet our goals by hosting information sessions, workshops, and Peers for Peers programming. For more information or any questions, you can contact them by e-mail is at firstname.lastname@example.org.
World University Service of Canada, Trinity Chapter (WUSC)
WUSC at Trinity College is a student-run chapter and an expansion of the World University Service of Canada, an international network of professionals, volunteers, and activists, who provide educational and leadership opportunities to some of the world’s most disadvantaged youth. Their chapter’s main function is running Trinity’s Student Refugee Program, sponsored by WUSC. Further, our aim is to advocate for refugee accessibility to higher education. We do this by educating students, staff, and faculty about the importance of education and international development.We are governed by our student members as well as elected executives, and are independent of all government, corporate or political persuasion. No outside funding is sought, with the exception of the Trinity College student levy. Read the WUSC Constitution here.