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Of the many symbols that resonate in LGBTQIA+ communities, the triangle holds a special significance. In the mathematical form of the Delta, the triangle represents change, a characteristic that defines the LGBTQIA+ fight for social equality and social justice. A profound metaphor for the resiliency of LGBTQIA+ communities, the triangle is the only geometric shape impervious to distortion and deformation.
The upside-down version of the triangle is a reminder of the LGBTQIA+ community’s painful history during the holocaust. Originally intended as a badge of shame, the pink triangle and black triangle have been reclaimed as international symbols of gay pride and lesbian pride.
You do not have to identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer to live in Triangle House. It is open to any student, whether LGBTQIA+ or Ally identified, who wants to deepen their understanding of these topics.
The aim of the Triangle House program is to enhance the intellectual and cultural environment of the Dartmouth College campus with particular regard to issues that pertain to the historical and contemporary experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual, aromantic, and allied people by accomplishing the following learning objectives:
Residents living in Triangle House are expected to make a commitment to building an accountable and action-oriented community as well as engaging in the scholarly pursuit of LGBTQIA+ topics.
To ensure your success in meeting these objectives, you are expected to:
Additional ideas for engagement:
The Triangle House UGA and Triangle House Fellow are a few of the many people available to help you achieve your goals. They can schedule meetings with you throughout the term to offer support and guidance.
Triangle House is a substance-free community.
Triangle House is located at 4 North Park Street, just north of East Wheelock Street. View floor plans on the website of the Office of Residential Life.