Student bin when the game starts. Ty is something of a geek, and his facial appearance hints that he has Asian ancestry, mainly Japanese.
In his character description, it is said that he enjoys discussing his philosophical theories with Castor Nova, Allegra Gorey, and Jared Starchild. However, while he and Jared are best friends and roommates, he does not know either Castor or Allegra at the start of the game. He is merely on amicable terms with his other roommate, Sam Thomas.
He also enjoys mingling with the students on the Campus Quad and learning about the new events. Often going unnoticed, he has light lipstick. Like several other Sims from Sim State University, Ty starts off with no gender preference. He is 72 hours away from the final exam in his first semester, when he is first moved into a household. When editing in SimPE, Ty's zodiac sign is not recognized.