Trinity Team Faculty/Administrator Liaison Program
The purpose of appointing Team Faculty/Staff Liaisons for each of the 29 varsity sports programs is to establish a direct relationship between members of a particular sport team and the Trinity College faculty. The Team Faculty/Staff Liaison serves as an advocate of the sport, and acts as a liaison leading to a broader network of faculty that can assist student-athletes in meeting immediate and long-term needs. Recognizing most teams vary in the degree to which they need support, the Team Faculty/Staff Liaison fosters a relationship with his/her team in an effort to satisfy the specific needs of his/her team members.
General guidelines of the Team Faculty/Staff Liaison may include, but are not limited to, the following:
*Providing support to all members of the team;
*Promoting cooperation between intercollegiate athletics, the administration, the faculty, and the staff.
*Assisting in directing student-athletes to access available campus resources, including their college faculty advisor;
*Identifying faculty members who can assist student-athletes in meeting their academic obligations;
*Providing academic counseling when appropriate;
*Keeping coaches informed of faculty policies and expectations;
*Writing job or graduate school recommendations when appropriate;
*Attending athletic practices and contests as their schedule permits;
*Meeting with prospective student athletes (and parents or guardians) visiting Trinity, and/or identifying faculty and staff members who would be excellent resources for prospective student-athletes to meet;
*Participating in pre-season athletic orientation with student-athletes, particularly the first years.
Team Faculty/Staff Liaison benefits:
*Being the team's #1 Fan will bring you satisfaction and fun and an occasional perk (free athletic gear!).