Crafting the community you want
Nearly all Conn students live on campus. You come together as a group of people who have little or no common history, and together do the hard work of putting together a community.
You make friends with people you’d never expect to. You look out for one another. And you learn that the best communities, and the best decisions, emerge when people are invested in making each other smarter and making good ideas stronger.
Your campus experience becomes a model for shaping every community and every workplace you belong to after Conn. And it becomes your enduring connection with your fellow Camels.
An honor code that defines a community.
At a lot of colleges and universities, honor codes are mostly concerned with how you behave when your write a paper or take a test. Our nearly 100-year-old Honor Code is much more: it emphasizes the collective responsibility we have to each other.
Created by students in 1922, the Honor Code ensures that “trust” at Conn really stands for something: a shared bond, a way of life.
You'll hear a lot about "shared governance."
You’ll hear a lot about “shared governance” at Conn. It means the perspectives of our entire campus community—students, faculty, staff and administrators—are valued in the College’s decision-making processes. It’s the opportunity—and the responsibility—to fully participate in deciding about what really matters.
Shared governance also means students like you serve on major committees on campus, including those that help determine the College’s budget priorities, consider educational changes and manage sustainability.