About Gender & Sexuality Programs 

Originally founded as a Women’s College and with an impressive track record of LGBTQIA inclusion over the past decade, Connecticut College is committed to fostering an equitable community on our campus. In service of that goal, Gender and Sexuality Programs houses both our LGBTQIA and Womxn’s Centers, both of which are located in adjacent campus buildings - Burdick and Smith Houses, respectively.

Both of these centers serve as vibrant community hubs where dialogue and exploration of gender and sexuality is encouraged through social events, educational offerings, resource libraries, and more. In each of these spaces, visitors will be greeted by trained student staff who are able to offer resources on a variety of topics, as well as connect students with on campus resources, as needed.


New to the Conn community or looking for more information?

Check out the information for incoming students and/or email gsp@conncoll.edu with any questions. We'd love to meet you — stop by the LGBTQIA Center in Burdick House or the Womxn’s Center in Smith House during your campus visit!


Erin Duran

Director of Gender and Sexuality Programs

As Director of Gender and Sexuality Programs, Erin oversees both the LGBTQIA and Womxn’s Centers, supervising the student staff for both spaces and working with student leaders to develop a robust slate of educational and social programming for the Connecticut College campus community. In this role, Erin also serves as a member of the on campus CARE Team, a group of administrators from across the campus who meet regularly to coordinate support for students experiencing difficulties on campus.

In addition to his role as Director of Gender and Sexuality Programs, Erin also serves as a confidential advocate for survivors of power based personal violence on campus, as well as a member of Staff Council, and a member of the steering committee for the Holleran Center for Community Action and Public Policy

*Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, Asexual