Campus Groups

Note to students with class assignments:

At this time, Aces & Aros, Among Men, Between Women, DARTS, My Pride/My Soul, Out of the Box, Rainbow Grads & Young Professionals Group, ATLAS, Transparency, and the LGBT Faculty/Staff group are closed to students seeking to observe or “experience” a different minority group for assignments in classes such as First Year Experience and others or to conduct research.

If you are searching for an event to attend, please visit the Rainbow Center Calendar of Events by clicking the EVENTS tab above.

Aces & Aros

A weekly discussion group for asexual and aromantic spectrum people to explore topics about sexuality and romance, to discuss topics that pertain specifically to our communities, and to meet other ace/aro spectrum people in a safe and welcoming environment. The group is closed to allies and non-aro/ace people for privacy, but people questioning if they are asexual and/or aromantic are welcome.  Until further notice, the Aces & Aros discussion group is on hiatus..  For more information on the group, please contact acesandaros@uconn.edu.

Among Men

Among Men is a safe and confidential space for men who love other men, or think that they might. During the Spring 2017 semester, the group will meet each Monday evening at 8:00pm, beginning on January 23rd, in the Rainbow Center, Room 403 of the Student Union.  For more information on this group, please contact amongmen@uconn.edu.

ATLAS (Attraction, Love, and Sexuality) – formerly known as Shades of Grey

ATLAS (Attraction, Love, and Sexuality) is a discussion circle for people who love more than one gender or feel that they might.   During the Spring 2017 semester, the group will meet each Monday evening at 7:00pm, beginning on January 23rd, in the Rainbow Center, Room 403 of the Student Union.  Send an email to ATLAS@uconn.edu for further information.

Between Women

A discussion group for women who love women, or think they might. Come and discuss fun topics, movies and more with women who share your feelings and experiences. Although we love the support of our allies, this meeting is closed to LGBTQIA* women interested in women. This is for the confidentiality and comfort of our participants. This is not appropriate for students from classes who are interested in interviewing those within the community.  During the Spring 2017 semester, the group will meet each Thursday evening between 6:00pm and 8:00pm, beginning on January 26th, in the Women’s Center, Room 421 of the Student Union.  If you are interested in attending this group, please contact the facilitator at betweenwomen@uconn.edu.

DARTS (Diverse Approaches to Relationship Types and Sexualities)

A discussion and education group that encompasses all relationship types and sexualities with a focus on ethical non-monogamy, bdsm/kink, and asexuality.  During the Spring 2017 semester, the group will meet each Thursday evening at 8:00pm, beginning on January 26th, in the Rainbow Center, Room 403 of the Student Union.  For more information on the group and its meetings, send a message by e-mail to darts@uconn.edu.

My Pride My Soul-UConn

MPMS-UConn is an exciting and confidential haven for minority men and women of the GLBT community. The group will offer a combination of discussions, activities, and events.  During the Spring 2017 semester, the group will meet each Wednesday evening at 8:00pm, beginning on February 8th, in the Rainbow Center, Room 403 of the Student Union.  For more information regarding this group, please e-mail mypridemysoul@uconn.edu.

oSTEM

Out in Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (oSTEM) is a national student society, dedicated to increasing the participation of people who identify with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, asexual, intersex, or ally (LGBTQ+) communities in disciplines related to science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM). The primary function of oSTEM is to educate and foster leadership among STEM students from LGBTQ+ communities.  During the Spring 2017 semester, the group will meet each Thursday evening at 5:00pm, beginning on January 26th, in the Rainbow Center, Room 403 of the Student Union.. For more information regarding this group, please visit: https://uconntact.uconn.edu/organization/oSTEM.

Out of the Box

Out of the Box is a discussion, advocacy, and support group devoted to addressing issues of gender and cissexism on UConn’s campus and exploring how transgender, non-binary, gender non-conforming, and other gender expansive individuals in the UConn community can navigate this and other environments.  During the Spring 2017 semester, the group will meet each Wednesday evening at 5:00pm, beginning on January 25th, in the Rainbow Center, Room 403 of the Student Union.   For more information regarding this group, please e-mail outofthebox@uconn.edu.

Rainbow Center Speakers Bureau/Our Narrative Educators (ONE)

The Rainbow Center Speakers Bureau strives to increase the visibility of LGBTQA people and to counteract the myths and misinformation about LGBTQA people that are prevalent in our culture.  Until further notice, the Rainbow Center Speakers Bureau is on hiatus.

Rainbow Grads & Young Professionals Group

Rainbow Grads & Young Professionals Group is a group for LGBT, Questioning, and Ally graduate and non-traditional students, faculty, and other members of the campus community.  Meeting dates during the Spring 2017 semester will be posted soon.  For more information regarding this group, please e-mail rainbowgrads@uconn.edu. Also, one may visit the group’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/UconnLGBTGrads.

Transparency

Transparency is a discussion group that focuses on gender identity & expression, particularly transgender, non-conforming and genderqueer issues. Contact the groups facilitators at transgendersupport@uconn.edu for further information. Transparency is not currently in session.

UConn Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Faculty/Staff Group

The UConn LGBT Faculty/Staff group plans social gatherings a few times per semester. If you would like to be added to its mailing list for future gatherings, please email the group at lgbtfacultystaff@uconn.edu.