Hello Rainbow Center Community!
We are pleased to announce that Brian Edwards has been named as the new director of the Rainbow Center, effective in mid-August. We'd like to thank Elsie Gonzalez from the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, who has served as the Interim Director during the search.
Everyone is welcome at the Rainbow Center. 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 peer-facilitated discussion groups, Gender and Sexualities Studies courses, an LGBTQ alternative spring break trip, bi-monthly Friday night socials, the weekly Out to Lunch lecture series, the weekly CommunitE e-newsletter, Rainbow Cinema, a number of unique programs, the annual t-shirt awareness campaign, and a library with over 1,500 books and videos. For the eleventh time in a row, we were honored to host the 25th Annual True Colors Conference on March 16-17, 2018! Look at True Colors on CNN! Information about the Transgender Lives Conference, happening at the UConn Health Center in Farmington, CT, in April 2018, can be found here.
Celebrate our 19th-year anniversary at UConn, our standing as one of the best 100 gay-friendly campuses in the country, and our 4.5 out of 5 rating on the Campus Pride Index Report Card by participating in a Husky Safe Zone training. Check our website and calendar for upcoming events. We hope to see you here!