We are thrilled you have joined one of the best Universities in the Midwest!  You represent Trine University every day - whether through providing academic support, maintaining our extensive facilities, teaching in the classroom, or supporting our administration - and you play an important role in helping advance the quality and mission of this University.

Learning without Limits. It's a Trine thing.

New Employee Information

Education Centers

Dining on Campus (main campus)

Bon Appetit provides four on campus food service locations:

  • Bean Counter
  • Whitney Commons Cafe
  • Depot Grill
  • Centennial Station


Information Security Awareness

Trine University has a responsibility in reference to security best practices and state and/or federal laws for providing and documenting security awareness and training for workforce members.

Title IX

Trine University has been and remains committed to Title IX and to the goals of eliminating sexual violence, sexual harassment and sexual discrimination. 

Campus Safety

Campus safety provides a variety of services to students, faculty and staff.  They can be contacted any time of day or night with officers on duty 24/7 - 365 days a year.

  • Need a tire inflated, a jump start or lock your keys in your vehicle? Call campus safety.
  • Need your dorm, office or classroom unlocked? Call campus safety.
  • Studying or working late and would like a safety escort to your dorm or vehicle? Call campus safety.

Call 24 hours a day - 260-316-1877

Parking (main campus)

Parking Permits are required for all faculty and staff

Emergency Notifications

Trine University uses Rave Mobile Alerts to notify students, faculty and staff of all emergencies that might occur on or around the main Angola campus and outlying Education Centers. This mass notification system sends alerts for situations of severe weather, medical emergencies and other types of crisis situations.  

Wellness Screening

  • Occurs annually in October
  • Insurance premium discount offered for completion (January 1 effective date)

Benefit Open Enrollment

  • Occurs annually in November
  • January 1 effective date

Pay Schedule

  • Trine is a bi-weekly payor, paying employees every other Friday
  • If a payday falls on a holiday, the paydate will move forward one day

Benefits Overview



  • Dental coverage provides preventative, diagnostic, and restorative care as well as orthodontia services for children
  • Deadline for enrollment: 30 days from eligibility date
  • View High Plan Summary
  • View Low Plan Summary


  • Vision coverage provides an annual vision exam and an allowance toward glasses or contract lenses every 12 months
  • Deadline for enrollment: 30 days from eligibility date
  • View Benefit Summary

Life Insurance

  • University paid life insurance equal to 1.5x employees annual salary
  • Optional Life and AD&D coverage available up to $500,000 for employees, $250,000 for spouses and $10,000 for children
  • Deadline for enrollment: 30 days from eligibility date
  • View Group Benefit Summary
  • View Voluntary Benefit Summary

Flexible Spending

  • Optional program that allows redirection of pre-tax payroll deductions for use in paying eligible health/dependent care expenses
  • Deadline for enrollment: 30 days from eligibility date

Health Savings Account

  • Similar to the Flexible Spending program in that it allows redirection of pre-tax payroll deductions for use in paying eligible health/dependent care expenses
  • No  "use-it-or-lose-it" provision
  • Must be enrolled in the HDHP to be eligible
  • Trine will contribute funds into your H.S.A. account depending on the level of coverage selected


  • Immediate enrollment into the Tax Deferred Annuity Plan available
  • One year waiting period for enrollment into 403b Plan
  • After waiting period, Employee will receive an Employer contribution of 5% and up to an additional 5% employer match    

Tuition Remission

  • Undergraduate tuition remission available for employees, spouses and dependent children
  • Graduate tuition remission available for employees

Leave Programs

  • Various leave policies available:
    • Family & Medical Leave (FMLA)
    • Jury Duty
    • Sick/Personal Time
    • Vacation
    • Bereavement


  • University observes 9 holidays per year as outlined in the Holiday policy