Live and learn locally
World-changing social movements and social innovation often begin at the local level. Being a Conn student means getting close to the day-to-day aspirations, challenges and nuances of our community, the historic seaport city of New London. Community learning and civic engagement happens through the College’s Holleran Center, which unites with more than 50 organizations in the greater New London area to address issues of activism, diversity and social justice.
Our mission is to cultivate responsible civic engagement and leadership for social justice through engaged scholarship and reciprocal community collaborations.
The Holleran Center is well integrated throughout the campus and provides support to numerous departments for research, community learning and other initiatives that are consistent with the Center’s mission. Since its inception, the Holleran Center has solidified its reputation for preparing students for lives of civic engagement and leadership while collaborating with community partners to advance the public good.