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How religious is Trinity?

AnnafcAnnafc Registered User Posts: 122 Junior Member
edited December 2012 in Trinity University (Texas)
Obviously, the school's name suggests it is at least somewhat religiously affiliated? However, is Trinity one of those schools that is Christian in name but offers a secular education (like TCU) or one where religion really does dominate the campus (like Baylor)?
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Replies to: How religious is Trinity?

  • glowormgloworm Registered User Posts: 2,383 Senior Member
    TU is not a religious school. There is no requirement to take any religious course, nor is there any requirement to attend any religious service, ever.

    It's a great school, too.
  • yeatsfanyeatsfan Registered User Posts: 6 New Member
    I believe the name Trinity comes from the fact that three colleges merged to form it.
  • nicedayniceday Registered User Posts: 2,498 Senior Member
    Actually, Trinity's name reflects its Christian origins and the three regional Presbyterian governing bodies that originally supported its organization. But, that religious affiliation is long since over. Since 1969, Trinity has been a private, independent university with a self-perpetuating board of trustees.
  • mom10201mom10201 Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
    Some of the best liberal arts colleges in the nation are historically "Presbyterian," but, it is mostly in name only.
    "Presbyterian colleges are independent, non-sectarian institutions with historic ties to one or more branches of the Presbyterian Church. Some place particularly strong emphasis on Judeo-Christian beliefs and Reformed traditions. All welcome students of all ages, faiths and cultural backgrounds."
    Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities - About Presbyterian Colleges

    My daughter attended Austin College in Sherman, TX and her best friends were Presbyterian, Muslim, Hindi, agnostic and Jewish.
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