Student Government


Trenton Van Oss

Trenton Van Oss

Graduation year: 2014

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA

Major: Political Science and Spanish

Involvement at Wheaton: Pre-Law Society (Mock Trial), College Republicans, PSA, intramural soccer

Why SG? I love the people and I love being involved. Over the last two years, I've watched SG do some great things for the school, and I wanted to be a part of that.

About me: I was born in the great State of Ohio in the even greater city of Cleveland, hometown of the legendary Cleveland Browns. I am the third of four boys, and at age 5, my family moved to Pittsburgh. My older two brothers went to Wheaton and I followed, but my younger brother broke ranks and is now a freshman at Palm Beach Atlantic. My post-Wheaton goal is to attend law school, hopefully making it back to Pittsburgh at some point after that.

Why you chose Wheaton? It was all God. I thought I would be going to Ohio State until about a week before final decision time, when I went on a long run and prayed until I felt sure about my decision. In the end, I just felt drawn here. Looking back, that was definitely the right choice.

What would you like to achieve by being a part of Student Government this year? I would love to see our student body come together in unity to a whole new level, banding together around our commonality and shared goals.

When you’re not studying or working on projects, where can we find you on campus? Best house there ever was, with all the bros….863 College Ave.

Describe Wheaton in three words: Is this normal?

Favorite Wheatonism: So are you Calvinist or Arminian?

Most memorable experience at Wheaton: Gotta say Inspiration Point in the Black Hills, South Dakota. And just about every other part of the Black Hills. Who knew there was so much to do in the middle of nowhere?

What makes Wheaton unique? This is cliché, but it really is the people. There are very few places, I think, where you can find this many people so committed to Christ and to one another.

How has the Wheaton Community impacted you? In two words, group accountability. One of the most important things I've learned at Wheaton is how to work individually but as part of a team, with all of the group responsibility that comes with that.

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