Trinity College’s institutional reckoning | About

College community members reflect on culture of discrimination, legacy of secret society Episkopon

Trinity College’s institutional reckoning | About

College community members reflect on culture of discrimination, legacy of secret society Episkopon

Episkopon is a quasi-secret society that was established at Trinity College in 1858. Since its inception, allegations of abuse and harassment on the basis of race, gender, and sexual orientation have followed.

The Varsity began this investigation after Episkopon’s alleged dissolution and multiple Trinity student leaders stepped down in the summer of 2020, citing their involvement with the group. We wanted to probe if allegations against Episkopon have continued to this day, and understand how this group has impacted notions of exclusivity and discrimination in Trinity College’s overall student community. 

Although motions of progress have been made, the future of Trinity and its students remains unclear.

If you have any tips you would like to share about our ongoing investigation into Episkopon and the culture at Trinity College, please email Stephanie Bai at f[email protected] Anonymity is available depending on the situation.

Written by Joshua Chong and Hana Sharifi, Varsity Contributors

Project managed by Stephanie Bai, Features Editor

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