When Grant Hogan was a college student in Connecticut, he and his classmates saw a need for a dedicated LGBT student center on campus. So they created one.
“We really built the center from the ground up,” Grant said. “I was already a student government leader, so I was able to help take the lead a number of aspects, such as getting support from the administration and developing the center’s framework. It was a lot of work, but it gave me a lot of valuable skills.”
Years after graduation, Grant is still involved with the center, which serves the unique needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning students by providing a supportive space, resource library, social events and educational programming. Grant goes back for campus visits to participate in panel discussions and is currently working to increase engagement with the organization’s alumni network.