Trinity Students Sign Honor Pledge at New Student Convocation

Trinity welcomed more than 350 new freshmen and transfer students into the College of Arts and Sciences and today they signed the Honor Pledge, a Trinity tradition that has endured for more than a century.  The students were officially welcomed into the Trinity community at the New Student Convocation by President Patricia McGuire ’74, Provost Virginia Broaddus, College of Arts and Sciences Dean Elizabeth Child, Dean of Students Michele Bowie, and Student Government Association President Morgan Kellman ’11.

President McGuire’s remarks included excerpts from essays students wrote in their applications.  Students wrote about overcoming challenges, pursuing their dreams of going to college, and being inspired by their role models.  One student wrote, “Attending college makes me want to work harder to reach my goal. I am in control of my own destiny.”  President McGuire concluded her remarks by telling the new students that, “As I read your essays, I was so moved by your courage, determination, perseverance and hope for your futures. If your words truly reflect your philosophy, you do want to be here, you aspire to learn well, you intend to reach accomplishments that no one in your families ever thought possible. Trinity is here to make your dreams come true.”

Read President McGuire’s complete remarks at the New Student Convocation.