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  1. Jul 24 RC opens at 12 noon12:00am
  2. Jul 24 RC will be open extra time!3:30pm
  3. Jul 31 RC opens at 12 noon12:00am
  4. Jul 31 RC will be open extra time!3:30pm
  5. Aug 14 RC opens at 12 noon12:00am
  6. Sep 26 Lecture: Understanding Suicide Risks Among LGBT Veterans in VA Care12:30pm
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A Message from the Rainbow Center

Hello LGBTQIA+ and Allied Community!

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. We are especially excited to introduce our new Director, Kelsey O'Neil (they/them/theirs). To read Kelsey's bio, please check out our Meet the Staff page.

This is the Rainbow Center's 20th Anniversary. Update your contact information with the Foundation to recieve updates about events we are planning to celebrate. 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 a Husky Ally Safe Zone training, Out to Lunch Lecture, or upcoming event to celebrate.

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Phone: 860-486-5821
rainbowcenter@uconn.edu
Address: 2110 Hillside Road, Unit 3096
Student Union 403
Storrs, CT 06269

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Monday-Friday: 9am-3pm

Saturday-Sunday: Closed

Rainbow Center News

Message from the Director – New Hire

The Rainbow Center has some exciting news to share with the campus community!  In February 2019 the RC launched a search for its first full-time Rainbow Center Coordinator.  On-campus interviews for finalists were held in early May.  The search was remarkably competitive.  It is my pleasure to announce that Julia Anderson (she/her/hers) was offered the position and recently accepted.  She began her role as Rainbow Center Coordinator on June 21.  Julia brings a high level of expertise, facilitation, and dedication to the work and we are excited to have her as part of the Rainbow Center team.  Julia is a 2018 UConn HESA alum and previously served in a temporary programming role for the Rainbow Center for the past year.  Julia’s favorite part of her job is the personal connections she is able to make with students and colleagues at UConn. She will continue to oversee the FYE class taught in the Rainbow Center, the FAMILEE mentoring program, and the Rainbow Center’s training programs, among other things.


Thank you for a great year!

image description:  RC Pro Staff members pose from left to right, Steven Feldman, Julia Anderson, Kelsey O’Neil, and Bill Malavé.  They are holding flowers given to them at the end of Lavender Graduation by student staff spring 2019.  Purple and white balloons are behind the staff and a rainbow flag.