Date of Award
Bachelor of Arts
Abigail Fisher Williamson
Colleges claim to inculcate civic skills, in part through experiential learning programs in their surrounding communities. But how do these programs achieve their goals for different students and across differing settings? Trinity College—a four-year liberal arts college located in Hartford, Connecticut—is unique as a small, predominantly white institution situated in a predominantly Black and Brown city. In theory, the distinct nature of a privileged residential college in a marginalized urban space presents the opportunity to form a diverse community through mutually beneficial partnerships. Such outcomes are possible but are not so easily achieved. Instead, divisions exist between Trinity and Hartford.
Dresser, Isabella, "Navigating Trinity Culture: Students’ Pathways to Urban Citizenship In Hartford". Senior Theses, Trinity College, Hartford, CT 2022.
Trinity College Digital Repository, https://digitalrepository.trincoll.edu/theses/951