Services

We offer a variety of services, including:

  • Advising for students on academic, social and personal development.
  • Advising and mentoring for student organizations affiliated with Unity House.
  • Support for students of color in the affirmation and celebration of their cultural identities, including collaborating with other departments and student organizations to plan various activities related to Latino Heritage Month, Native American Heritage Month, Black Heritage Month and Asian American Heritage Month.
  • Community-building across differences among students of color and across the campus community by collaborating with other departments and student groups on initiatives that promote awareness of diversity and multicultural issues, such as issues on race/ethnicity, (inter)nationality, class, gender, sexual orientation and religion.
  • Planning and implementation of Genesis, the pre-orientation program for entering students of color.
  • Supporting admission recruitment efforts by collaborating on Explore Weekend, Spring Preview and the College's partnership programs.

Programs

Explore Weekend

Explore Weekend is a fall program for high school seniors from underrepresented groups and those committed to issues of diversity. Over three days, you’ll get a sneak peek at a challenging liberal arts environment and learn about campus resources for students of color. Learn more.

Genesis

The Genesis Program is designed to acclimate first generation and first-year students of color to the campus experience at Connecticut College. Prior to the start of Orientation, Genesis participants will meet their peer mentors and engage in a series of activities and team-building exercises. During the program, participants will be introduced to various campus resources that will support their successful transition to Connecticut College. Also, participants will be provided with tools to start them on the path to academic success. Participants that desire a peer mentor will be admitted into a peer mentor program. Parents/guardians and families are welcome to participate in the morning sessions and the Genesis luncheon. See information about area accommodations.

For more information, contact unity@conncoll.edu

Unity House student leaders

S.H.E. Sisters Program

S.H.E. stands for Share, Hear and Empower. This program gives women of color on the Connecticut College campus an opportunity to address important women's issues. Participants SHARE their thoughts and feelings, HEAR their voice and voices of other women, and most importantly, are EMPOWERED to see their own strengths and beauty within.

M.O.C.A. (Men of Color Alliance)

The M.O.C.A program is designed to assist male students of color in their transition to Connecticut College. Through monthly meetings, social events and guest speakers, M.O.C.A provides a comfortable atmosphere to discuss current events that impact males of color on and off campus.