What is Haven?
Haven is the University of Delaware’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Registered Student Organization (RSO). It is a University-funded and student-run club. Haven’s meetings and events are geared towards members of the LGBT community and their allies, but anyone, including but not limited to students and faculty of the University of Delaware, is welcome to come.
When are your meetings?
We have our meetings every Sunday at 6 PM, in room 209/211 on the second floor of the Trabant University Center.
What do you do at your meetings?
We keep you up to date on what’s going on around the campus, in terms of fun and safe things to do. There is much socializing and fun had by all.
Will I be the only one there if I come?
Rest assured, you will NOT be the only person there. If you feel uncomfortable about coming, you can contact one of the officers, and they can set you up with an informal meeting with one of our members, so if you decide to come, you will know someone and not feel left out.
Why should I come to a Haven meeting?
Everyone has a different reason for coming to our meetings. Some come to meet people just like them so they don’t feel so alone on campus. Some come because it’s a fun way of staying informed about Haven events. Others come because it’s one hour a week when they can be whoever they want to be.
Why is your logo an umbrella?
Our logo is an umbrella because it represents that we cover everyone. It also represents us as being a safe place. When it’s raining, where else would you rather be than under an umbrella?
How can I get more information about Haven?
Are there any other resources on campus provided specifically for the LGBTQQIAA community?
Yes, there are. UD’s LGBT Community Office (Located in 307 Hullihen Hall) and Allies program are both resources available to the community. In fact, Haven often collaborates with these groups to achieve mutual goals. To learn about and contact these and other regional resources, visit this site.
Do any of these voices sound like yours?“I am not sure if I am gay. I am afraid that if people see me at the meeting it will force me to come out before I am ready.”
Your sexuality is yours to define, not for us to assume. We will never ask how you identify. Some of the people that come to our meetings are not out to anyone and others are out to everyone. No matter what stage in the process you’re at, you won’t be alone.“I’m not a student at the University of Delaware.”
Who cares? Come anyway. We have lots of members who aren’t students. You need to be a student to vote and hold office, but ANYONE can come to our meetings.“I am not gay but I care about gay rights and I want to help the community.”
We love our straight allies! We need your support to help us gain support on this campus. Please come and support us! Just because you’re straight doesn’t mean you can’t come to our meetings.