Frequently asked questions by incoming students

Is there an active queer community at Connecticut College?

Yes. There are many openly queer students on campus and many opportunities for students to be involved in queer activism. Both Prism and CQ2 are active student groups on campus that meet regularly, and the LGBTQIA Center regularly offers social and educational opportunities for students to connect with one another. 

Is there a supportive ally community?

Absolutely. Many of the students involved in the LGBTQIA Center and Prism are allies to the queer community. Additionally, the general campus atmosphere is queer friendly, so it is not hard to find open-minded and supportive people on campus.

Are there any groups specifically for queer students?

Yes. CQ2, Connecticut College Queer and Questioning, is a student group on campus specifically for queer identified students and those questioning their sexuality or gender identity. The club meets once a week and works to build a supportive community for LGBTQIA students at the College. The meetings are relaxed and offer a supportive environment for discussion among peers. 

Are faculty knowledgeable about LGBTQIA issues and supportive in the classroom?

Yes, many faculty have training in their respective fields about LGBTQIA issues and/or gender and sexuality. Additionally, the LGBTQIA Center regularly offers educational opportunities for faculty, staff, and students to learn about gender and sexuality. If you have a negative experience on campus and are looking for someone to talk to about it, please reach out to the Director of Gender and Sexuality Programs via to discuss resources and follow up options.