History at UConn

Metanoia (Merriam-Webster): a transformative change of heart

2018 UConn Metanoia on the EnvironmentA campus-wide Metanoia has become an institutional tradition at UConn.  The University held its first Metanoia in 1970 with event programming, discussion, and campus-wide reflection on Racial Awareness. In the years since, the University has organized 13 metanoias; 3 in the last 15 years:

2009: Preventing Violence Against Women - Featured a rally with a candlelight vigil on sexual assault; metanoia banners signed by students http://today.uconn.edu/2009/10/preventing-violence-against-women-is-theme-of-metanoia-events/; http://blogs.lib.uconn.edu/blog/2009/09/16/the-2009-metanoia-prevent-violence-against-women/

2012: Civility - Week-long series of speakers, events, panel discussions; poster contest, performance of “O Beautiful” play - http://www.metanoia.uconn.edu/; http://today.uconn.edu/2012/10/creativity-meets-civility-in-students-metanoia-posters/

2017: Confronting Racism: https://together.uconn.edu/