The LGBTQIA Center supports the College's main student-run groups dealing with gender and sexuality. The groups work closely with the Center's director in a joint mission to promote understanding and equality through education, mutual support and activism. If you are interested in getting more information about a particular group, re-establishing a currently inactive group, or starting up a new LGBTQIA organization, please email

Active Organizations

(CQ2): Connecticut College Queer & Questioning

(CQ)2 aims to build a supportive community for LGBTQIA students. The group meets weekly to build social and community ties as well as to support each other in dealing with coming out and being out.


Prism is an LGBTQIA+ advocacy group on campus that works to educate and raise awareness of issues related to sexuality, gender, and intersectional identities such as race, ethnicity, and class.

Currently Inactive Organizations

QPOC(+): Queer People of Color + Allies

Queer People of Color + Allies [QPOC(+)] was an intersectional educational support and advocacy group for people of different experiences and perspectives. The group served as a resource to educate Connecticut College students on issues relevant to queer people of color, both on campus and in the surrounding communities. 

Spectrum: Gender & Sexuality Alliance

Spectrum worked toward ending homophobia and transphobia through education and advocacy. The group was dedicated to raising awareness about issues of sexual orientation and gender identity, changing discriminatory policies and attitudes and providing support for our members.


Versum was a group designed to support trans students on the Connecticut College campus and make the campus a safer environment for trans people. The group did this in three ways: by holding regular meetings for trans-identified or questioning students, by working with the College to get trans-friendly policies in place, and by hosting events around campus to spread awareness of trans identities.