The LGBTQIA Center supports the College's main student-run groups dealing with gender and sexuality. The groups work closely with the Center's direction in a joint mission to promote understanding and equality through education, mutual support and activism. If you are interested in getting more information about a particular group, re-establishing a currently inactive group, or starting up a new LGBTQIA organization, please firstname.lastname@example.org.
(CQ2): Connecticut College Queer & Questioning
(CQ)2 aims to build a supportive community for LGBTQIA students. The group meets weekly to build social and community ties as well as to support each other in dealing with coming out and being out.
Prism is an LGBTQIA+ advocacy group on campus that works to educate and raise awareness of issues related to sexuality, gender, and intersectional identities such as race, ethnicity, and class.
Currently Inactive Organizations
QPOC(+): Queer People of Color + Allies
Queer People of Color + Allies [QPOC(+)] is an intersectional educational support and advocacy group for people of different experiences and perspectives. We serve as a resource to educate Connecticut College students on issues relevant to queer people of color, both on campus and in the surrounding communities. QPOC(+) shall commit itself to deconstruct and analyze systems of injustice, while advocating for the empowerment of our community. Our group is open to people from all backgrounds who wish to explore questions of gender, sexuality, race, class, religion, adultism, and ableism.
Spectrum: Gender & Sexuality Alliance
Spectrum works toward ending homophobia and transphobia through education and advocacy. We are dedicated to raising awareness about issues of sexual orientation and gender identity, changing discriminatory policies and attitudes and providing support for our members. Everyone is welcome in the group!
Versum is a group designed to support trans students on the Connecticut College campus and make the campus a safer environment for trans people. The group does this in two ways: by providing regular meetings for trans-identified or questioning people that are safe for students to express their feelings about gender and the problems they face and ask questions without fear; and by working with the College to get trans-friendly policies in place and hosting events around campus to spread awareness of trans people to the students and faculty.