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Everyone needs help now and then. Struggling with your sexuality, coming out, or living as a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, or Questioning (LGBTQ) young adult can present even more unique challenges. Student Counseling Services at Connecticut College strives to promote the emotional and psychological growth of the entire student community in a safe, non-judgmental setting, and LGBTQ students and allies are welcome to utilize us as a resource!
IN AN EMERGENCY
If you are a LGBT or Questioning young adult and you are struggling with thoughts of harming yourself or ending your life, you can call the Trevor Project, an organization that focuses on crisis and suicide intervention specifically for LGBTQ youth. Their services are confidential and are available any time, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at:
The Trevor Project Crisis Intervention Hotline: 1-866-488-7386
For on-campus resources in an emergency, call Campus Safety at "111" from any campus phone, or from a cellphone at 860-439-2222. On weekdays you can also contact Student Counseling Services at 860-439-4587.
The best thing about being LGBTQ on campus? You never have to feel alone. There are resources all around you that can help, whether by providing information, support, community, or just an ear to listen.
The primary resource for LGBTQ students at Connecticut College is the LGBTQ Resource Center (x2238), located in the Burdick House residence hall. Look for the rainbow banner.
Other helpful resources for support, education, and ways to get involved for LBGTQs and Allies can be found at the following links.
- Connecticut College protects students from bias incidents and discrimination. Members of the College community may report a bias incident by logging in to CamelWeb, the College intranet, and completing a form, the Bias Incident Protocol
- For information about LGBTQ Civil Rights efforts through the Human Rights Campaign: http://www.hrc.org/
- To find out how to get involved in your area, visit CenterLink, the Community of LGBT Centers: http://www.lgbtcenters.org/
- To connect with other family members and allies of LGBTQ people, visit Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG): http://www.pflag.org/
- To learn about efforts to affect positive change in health for the LGBTQ community, visit the National Coalition for LGBT Health: http://lgbthealth.webolutionary.com/
- For more information about crisis prevention and intervention for LGBTQ youth, visit the The Trevor Project http://www.thetrevorproject.org/
- For information on freedom from religious and political persecution for the LGBTQ community, visit Soulforce:http://www.soulforce.org/
Emergency contact: Campus Safety, 860-439-2222
For student appointments, call x4587
or email SCS@conncoll.edu
Student Counseling Services
Warnshuis Health Center
270 Mohegan Avenue
New London, CT 06320-4196
National Suicide Crisis Line:
Southeast CT Mental Health Authority Crisis Response
(7 days per week but not 24 hours)
Trevor Project Crisis Hotline
Connecticut College cares -- It's okay to ask for help. Check out the I Have a Therapist video.