African American Cultural Center
In 1968, African American students at the University of Connecticut, like many African American students across the country, united to demand an increase in African American faculty and staff, and the establishment of the Afro-American Cultural Center. As a direct result of their protests and demonstrations, the African American Cultural Center was founded. The H.F.S.- A.A.C.C. settled into the ground floor of the Student Union in 1982. The Center consists of a large community room, conference room, television lounge, student office, newsroom, and administrative offices.
Asian American Cultural Center
Our mission is to serve as an informational resource center regarding the Asian American experience and to create an appreciation and understanding of the diverse Asian cultures represented within the community. The Center aids and supports Asian American students in understanding and assessing the various resources available to them on campus.
Puerto Rican / Latin American Cultural Center
The Center is open to all students, faculty, staff, and community members interested in increasing awareness and understanding of Latin American cultures. Throughout the year, we coordinate and sponsor a wide variety of programs and events such as receptions, films, lectures, artistic performances, conferences, and workshops that enrich the academic experience, explore social and cultural issues, and celebrate cultural traditions.
Officially opened in September 1998,The Rainbow Center is the result of five years of planning, dreaming, and hard work. Numerous groups and individuals participated in crafting the mission and direction of the Rainbow Center. As part of the overall commitment to diversity and civility, the administration at the University of Connecticut has dedicated staff, office space, and resources to address the needs of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, and Allied members of the campus community.
The mission of the Center is to advocate, educate, and provide support services for the achievement of women's equity at the University and within the community at large. Special attention is focused on women who face additional challenges due to their race, nationality, class, sexual identity, religion, age, and physical or mental ability.