LGBTQ Center Programs

Queer Camel Welcome Program

The Queer Camel Welcome Program serves to introduce incoming lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning students to the community at Connecticut College through a series of social and educational events during the fall semester. Students can join the group upon arrival but are welcome to signal their advance interest by contacting Professor Manion, the Director of the LGBTQ Resource Center, at

Faculty and staff trainings

Professor Manion offers training workshops for faculty and staff throughout the year. Recent topics include "The Transgender Friendly Classroom," "How to be an Ally to Trans* Students" and "Best Policies for an LGBTQ Friendly Campus."

Student leader trainings

The LGBTQ Center provides extensive educational opportunities for students, presenting lectures and workshops at new student Orientation for Housefellows and Floor Governors, Alana Big Sibs, in residence halls and at the LGBTQ Center on a regular basis.

Workshop series

Student coordinators are available to provide educational workshops and training programs to the campus community. Some workshop topics include "How to Be an Ally," "Transgender 101," and "Straight Privilege." Trained student leaders facilitate the presentations. We work with dorms, teams, student groups, classes, offices and departments. If you're interested, check out our informational brochure.

Queer Conn History Project

In spring 2010, the Center launched the Queer Conn History Project. Students conducted archival research and interviewed College alumni. This research culminated in the installation of a multi-media exhibit in the LGBTQ Center. Funding for the project was provided by alumnus Eric Kaplan '85.

Special events

The Center hosts many special lectures and workshops throughout the year. For the latest information on these events see our "News and Events" page or consult the Online Calendar of Events.

Contact information:



LGBTQ Resource Center
Jen Manion, Director
270 Mohegan Avenue
Box 5292
New London, CT 0632