Frequently asked questions by incoming students

Is there an active queer community at Connecticut College?

Yes. There are many openly queer students on campus and many opportunities for students to be involved in queer activism. Spectrum (the sexuality and gender alliance club) is one of the most active student groups on campus. It hosts an array of events from discussion panels to queer-themed movie nights to the annual Drag Ball.

Is there a supportive ally community?

Absolutely. Many of the students involved in the LGBTQIA Center, Spectrum and QPOC are allies to the queer community. Additionally, the general campus atmosphere is queer friendly, so it is not hard to find open-minded and supportive people on campus.

Are there any groups specifically for queer students?

Yes. CQ2, Connecticut College Queer and Questioning, is a student group on campus specifically for queer students and those questioning their sexuality or gender identity. The club meets once a week and works to build a supportive community for LGBTQIA students at the College. The meetings are relaxed and completely confidential.

Are faculty knowledgeable about LGBTQ issues and supportive in the classroom?

Yes, many faculty have training in their respective fields about LGBTQIA issues and/or gender and sexuality. Additionally, the LGBTQIA Center regularly offers educational opportunities for faculty, staff, and students to learn about gender and sexuality.