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Upcoming Events

  1. Jan 27 Free & Private Rapid HIV Test/HepC Test @ the RC5:00pm
  2. Jan 28 Drag Show Volunteer Interest Meeting6:00pm
  3. Jan 29 Pet Therapy @ the Rainbow Center2:00pm
  4. Feb 3 Dean of Student Drop-in Hours at the Rainbow Center1:00pm
  5. Feb 7 LGBTQIA+ Faculty/Staff Coffee Hour8:00am
  6. Feb 11 True Colors Conf Organizational Meeting6:00pm
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Contact Us

Phone: 860-486-5821
Address: 2110 Hillside Road, Unit 3096
Student Union 403
Storrs, CT 06269

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Semester Hours

Monday-Friday: 9am-8pm

Saturday-Sunday: Closed


Winter Intersession Hours

Dec 16 - Dec 20: 9am-4pm

Dec 23 - Jan 1: Closed

Jan 2 - Jan 20: 9am-4pm

Saturday-Sunday: Closed

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 the Rainbow Center Institute, an Out to Lunch Lecture, or upcoming event to celebrate.

Rainbow Center News

The passing of our Berdon Scholarship benefactor

It is with heavy hearts that we at the Rainbow Center must report the passing of Judge Robert I. Berdon, the patriarch of the family that established the David Daniel Berdon Memorial Fund that offers an annual scholarship through the Rainbow Center.  We are grateful for the legacy that the Berdon Family has bestowed upon our community at the University of Connecticut and offer our deepest condolences to the Berdon Family.

Justice Robert I. Berdon, Connecticut’s great dissenter, dies at 89