The merger with Trinity University created a unique relationship between the new institution and the alumni from the San Antonio Female College, Westmoorland College, and the University of San Antonio. Stakeholders within the new university’s alumni office demonstrated the desire to include graduates from these three eras, but they were also hesitant to allow participation in everyday activities. SAFC alumni were welcomed at Trinity commencement ceremonies, invited to serve as representatives on the alumni council, and were encouraged to donate to the university. Despite this, the presence of alumni in activities such as course gratis was rejected by some members of the alumni association. These different opportunities for involvement raised questions about the extent to which alumni of the previous institutions should be included in the new university and how active their roles should be.
The history of name changes may have created distance between the alumni of SAFC and the newly merged school, but that did not prevent Trinity University's alumni association from asking for donations!
The documents celebrating graduates of SAFC, Westmoorland, and USA suggest Trinity University’s acceptance of these alumni into new traditions. While this may be true, different documents argue to what extent these alumni should be involved in Trinity life.