President Katherine Bergeron
At Connecticut College, we are committed to full participation—to building a learning environment where all people thrive, reach their potential, and contribute to the flourishing of others for the greater good. The Defy Boundaries campaign is the largest in our history because it aims to support this vision through investments in every aspect of the student experience: academic resources, financial aid and scholarships, career education, sustainability, the arts, equity, inclusion, global education, and athletics.
Through this campaign, the donors who lift up Conn will help make it a national leader in the liberal arts. They will propel forward the initiatives that set us apart, initiatives that show students how to put the liberal arts into action by reaching across disciplines, communities, the globe, even across their four years. Here, students find that career education is not distinct from their academic work or their personal growth in residence. Here, students learn how deeply we believe in helping them connect everything they do in and out of the classroom to the good they will do in their lives beyond college.
This same principle, this same determination, drives the goals of this campaign. To everyone stepping forward to support this historic effort, inspiring a level of achievement that takes the College to new heights, we extend our deepest gratitude. As this campaign unfolds, it is our wonderful community that will make Conn stronger. Together, we will defy expectations to show just how far this great College can reach.