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Spectrum at Hamilton

Spectrum is a group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) and straight ally alumni of Hamilton College.

The purpose of Spectrum is to:

  • Provide career mentoring and general support for LGBT and straight ally Hamilton alumni and students;
  • Offer unique social and professional alumni activities and programs; and
  • Promote the tradition of alumni giving and service to Hamilton College community.

You're invited to sign-up for announcements and leave feedback.  Please do so by contacting Laurie Russell, director of Affinity Programs.   Your feedback is appreciated and will help to better serve the SPECTRUM network. 

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New York City

David Pratt '80
Maurice Michaane '03
Robert Eisenhart III '11

Washington, D.C.

Ann Horwitz '06
Jon Kuhl '06


Ken Mattsson '87
Jamie Bushell '09

If you desire to start a chapter in your area, please contact Laurie Russell, director of affinity programs.


LGBTQ & Ally Students Travel to New York City

On Sept. 21, 35 Hamilton LGBTQ & Ally students took a trip to New York City with the goals of discussing LGBTQA history, examining current LGBTQA issues, receiving career-planning perspectives, and connecting with alumni. This program was organized by Hamilton’s Days-Massolo Center, and the Office of Alumni Relations. Read More

Upcoming Events

Past Events

Meet the Artists: Anthony Cudahy and Ryan James McFarland

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 from 6 - 8 p.m.

Uprise Art
384 West 18th Street corner of 9th Avenue
New York, NY 10011

A lecture with Attorney and Civil Rights Advocate Mary Bonauto '83

Monday, March 10, 2014 with 6 p.m. Reception and 6:40 p.m. Lecture

“Marriage for Same-Sex Couples — A National Round Up”
Jones Day
use entrance at 300 New Jersey Avenue NW
Washington, D.C. 20001-2113

Ain’t I a Woman: My Journey to Womanhood, Talk by Laverne Cox

Saturday, February 22 at 5 p.m.

Held as part of the NY6 Spectrum Conference for Students, Laverne Cox, actress, writer, transgender advocate who can currently be seen on the Netflix series “Orange is the New Black” will share her journey. As a transgender advocate Cox continues to lend her voice to the cause of transgender visibility and equality. She is committed to telling diverse and three dimensional trans stories in the media.

Wellin Hall, Schambach Center for Music and the Performing Arts
Hamilton College
Clinton, NY 13323


Small Liberal Arts College LGBTQA Mixer

Wednesday, February 5, 2014 from 6 – 8 p.m.

An informal opportunity for alumni from the nation’s small liberal arts colleges to connect with peers in NYC

Zinc Bar
82 West 3rd Street (between Thompson & Sullivan)
New York, NY 10012
(The venue is a little difficult to spot, located between Amity Hall and Vyne, down a set of stairs)

NESCAC in DC LGBT Happy Hour

Thursday, November 14, 2013 from 6 - 8 p.m.

NESCAC Alumni in the nation's capital gathered for an informal opportunity to connect with each other in DC at

Number Nine
1435 P St. NW
Washingon, DC 20005

Co-hosted by alumni from Bates, Bowdoin, Colby, Hamilton, Wesleyan, and Williams.

LGBT Alumni Network in Washington, D.C.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at 5:30 p.m.

The Spectrum LGBT Alumni Network in Washington, D.C. held an event for food, drink, conversation and celebration at

Nellie’s Sports Bar
900 U Street, NW
Washington, D.C.

LGBT Alumni Network in Boston

Thursday, October 10, 2013 at 6 p.m.

The Spectrum LGBT Alumni Network in Boston held an event for food, drink, conversation and celebration at

Fajitas & ’Ritas
25 West Street, Boston, MA


Friday, September 20, 2013 at 6 p.m.

Spectrum alumni held a NESCAC LGBTQA Mixer at

Tom & Jerry’s Bar
288 Elizabeth Street
New York, NY 10012


Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 6:00 p.m.

LGBTQ NESCAC alumni in the NYC area held a networking event.

Hosted by Robert D. Eisenhart III '11

Double Wide
505 East 12th Street
New York, NY 10009

Boston Pre-PRIDE Parade Gathering

Saturday, June 8, 2013 at 11:00 a.m.

Boston Spectrum held a pre-PRIDE Parade Gathering in the South End.

Boston Spectrum Inaugural Event

Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

The Spectrum* LGBT Alumni Network held its inaugural Boston event for food, drink, conversation and celebration.

Fajitas and 'Ritas
25 West Street
Boston, MA