Welcome to the UConn Rainbow Center
Everyone is welcome. We pride ourselves on a family-like environment with academic and social opportunities. We have been serving UConn’s diverse communities of gender identities, gender expressions and sexualities since 1998. The fun and amazing staff provides resources and services to the wider campus community of students, faculty, staff, and local residents. Our educational and social programs include weekly discussion groups, Gender and Sexualities Studies courses, an LGBTQ alternative spring break trip, Friday night Rainbow Lounge Presents…., the Out to Lunch lecture series, CommunitE weekly e-newsletter, Rainbow Cinema, a number of unique programs, the annual t-shirt awareness campaign, and a library with over 2,000 books and videos. We have two new weekly discussion groups called Out of the Box, which addresses gender non-conformity and gender fluid identities and Aces & Aros, which addresses asexuality and aromantic identities.
For the eighth time in a row, we were honored to host the 22nd Annual True Colors Conference on March 20-21, 2015! Look at True Colors on CNN at this YouTube link! Information about the Transgender Live Conference happening at the UConn Health Center in Farmington in April 2015 can be found here.
Celebrate our 16th year anniversary as one of the best 100 gay-friendly campuses in the country, and our 4.5 out of 5 rating on the LGBTQ-Friendly Campus Climate Index by participating in Husky Ally, which is our umbrella program involving the Husky Safe Zone workshop and the Husky D.O.G. (Diversity of Gender) training.
Check our website and calendar for upcoming events. I look forward to your involvement in the Rainbow Center, and wish you a great academic year!
Fleurette King, M.A.
The Rainbow Center is located on the fourth floor of the Student Union, in room 403. The Student Union is located at 2110 Hillside Road.