lavender-graduation-2023-bannerSafer sex supplies are now available outside of the Rainbow Center's front door.

Upcoming Events

  1. Mar 24 Rainbow Center - Gender-Affirming Closet12:00pm
  2. Mar 24 Rainbow Center Major Programs Meeting 5:00pm
  3. Mar 24 Being a Trans* Adult Panel6:00pm
  4. Mar 27 Rainbow Center Student Programs Meeting3:30pm
  5. Mar 27 Free & Private Rapid HIV Test/HepC Test @ The RC4:00pm
  6. Mar 27 oSTEM Weekly Meeting6:30pm
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Phone: 860-486-5821
Address: 2110 Hillside Road, Unit 3096
Student Union 403
Storrs, CT 06269

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Rainbow Center News

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The Rainbow Center has a few exciting events coming up and we are looking for donations, volunteers, nominations and registrations! View our Link Tree to get up-to-date and involved:

A Message from the Rainbow Center

Hello UConn's LGBTQIA+ and Allied Community!

Everyone is welcome at the Rainbow Center at the University of Connecticut.  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. Please check out our Meet the Staff page in order to get to know each of us.

September 2022 is the Rainbow Center's 24th Anniversary.  Since our founding, the Rainbow Center has been named one of the best 100 gay-friendly campuses in the country, and received a 4.5 out of 5 rating on the Campus Pride Index Report. We'd love for you to join us at an Out to Lunch Lecture or other upcoming event.

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Being a Trans* Adult Panel: The Rainbow Center's FAMILEE Mentoring Program is hosting a panel for students to ask questions about life as a Transgender or Nonbinary adult. Four panelists from many different careers, identities, and paths will be joining us to answer questions about navigating professional settings, social life, activism, and more! You can submit questions through the link in our link tree. This event is being held on March 24th from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm VIRTUALLY. Please join us using the WebEx link in our bio! ...

On April 21st the Rainbow Center x SUBOG Drag Show is back! Stay tuned for details! ...

Please share! To give, the link is in our linktree! All Paws In! ...

Happy International Women's Day! International Women's Day is a day to celebrate women's achievements in social, economic, cultural, and political areas. It's also a day to mark a call for action for women's equality. IWD has been celebrated since 1911.

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UConn Gives is tomorrow and additional funds are up for grabs! The Rainbow Center is looking for the highest number of unique donors so we can receive an additional $5,000! Get ready to support The Rainbow Center tomorrow! Give through the link provided in our Linktree! ...

Mark your calendar for tomorrow's lecture featuring Arien Wilkerson! ...

Please join the Rainbow Center on March 2nd at 1:00pm for our first OTL lecture of the semester! Nishelli Ahmed presents “Left Out: LGBTQ+ Justice IS Social Justice.” We hope to see you all there! ...

Save the date and share with friends and family who want to support our Rainbow Center. Our goal is to raise $3K within 36 hours! All Paws In! ...

Interested in donating clothing to the Gender Affirming Closet? Here are the best times to drop off your donations!

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The Rainbow Center, in collaboration with SUBOG, is hosting its annual Drag Show in April! We are seeking volunteers to help set up the show and escort the performers. If interested, come to our interest meeting to learn about the roles and duties for volunteers! It will be held on Tuesday February 21 from 5 pm to 6pm in the Rainbow Center Program Room. If you are interested in volunteering but are unable to attend the interest meeting, please contact ...

Come to the Rainbow Center for a fun V-day weekend event with the UConn Sexperts! We are having a sexual health showdown! Test your sexual health knowledge by joining the UConn Sexperts for Sexual Health Showdown! Compete against your friends via Kahoot while learning all about a variety of topics, including safer-sex, contraception, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and more!

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Happy Valentine's Day ...

Please fill out the survey linked in the bio to help the Rainbow Center gauge our safer sex supplies! We appreciate and value your input ...

Are you graduating this spring? Registration for Lavender Graduation 2023 is now open! Lavender Graduation is a special ceremony that honors LGBTQIA+ individuals graduating from higher education. This annual celebration is open to all graduating people and community members at UConn, both graduate and undergraduate. We welcome you to apply, and we look forward to celebrating your accomplishments together on April 14th at 6:30 pm! The link to the registration form is in the Linktree in our bio.

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Are you looking for an opportunity to give us an entertaining drag performance? The Rainbow Center is hosting its annual drag show on April 21st, 2023 and we are looking for 2 student performers that will perform in the Drag Show’s lineup of drag artists. If you are interested in performing at the annual Drag Show, please follow the link in our bio to fill out a brief Google Form by Sunday, March 19th and we will contact you with more information! ...

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