Initiatives & Programs
Our Roots: QTBIPOC Radical Healing Space
A monthly gathering space with workshops and events centering the stories of Queer and Trans, Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color (QTBIPOC) and providing a space for open dialogue, community connections, and collective resilience.
Anthologies: HerStory and HaverQueer
A tradition that began with the first co-ed class graduating in 1984, HerStory is an anthology that is composed of students’ stories, poetry, and art capturing their years at Haverford. The anthology is published annually and archived at GRASE. HaverQueer is a new anthology that will capture the history, experiences, and stories of queer and trans students at Haverford.
A residential and community space, led by LGBTQIA+ students, that host monthly events for residents as well as the larger campus community.
GRASE LGBTQIA+ Alumni Mentorship (GLAM) Program is a pilot initiative that aims to enhance LGBTQIA+ students' overall college experience by matching students with alumni mentors for guidance, support, and resources.
Latinx History Month
Join the GRASE Center for joint events during the Latinx History Month programs organized by the Alliance of Latin American Students (ALAS), Latinx Center residents, and offices and departments across campus to celebrate Latinx LGBTQIA+ history.
LGBTQIA+ History Month
LGBTQIA+ History Month is a month-long celebration that is nationally recognized. At Haverford College, we commit to honories the history, legacies, and movement of Queer and Trans communities at the college and surrounding communites. Events include an archival exhibit of LGBTQ+ activism on campus, visit to Philadelphia Gayborhood, conversations, and celebration of National Coming Out Day and International Pronouns Day.
Trans Awareness Month
A series of programming at Haverford to honor, celebrate, and advocate for our transgender and gender diverse communities. Events include Trans resilience series, name change clinic, and culminates with the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR).
Black History Month
The GRASE Center hosts joint events during the Black History Month programs organized by the Black Students’ League Officers, Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) interns, Black Cultural Center residents, and campus partners celebrating Black trans and queer joy.
Women’s History Month
A series of events that celebrates women in history and today, including commemorating the vital role of Haverford women in gender equity and right to equal education. An archival exhibit is hosted in partnership with Lutnick Library that illustrates the stories of the fight for women’s right to education, the formation of the Women’s Center following gender based violence, and the leadership and (in)visibility of Black and Brown Haverford women.
Campus Pride Month
A month-long celebration of Pride Month at Haverford that includes Pride Festival, Drag Ball, Community Conversation, panels, mixers, film screening, and more.
Sexual Assault Awareness Month
A series of joint programming with Title IX Office to raise awareness, co-create dialogues, and provide resources on sexual violence prevention, heality relationships, and boundaries.
Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Heritage Month
Joint programming with Pan Asian Resource Center, Office of Multicultural Affairs liaisons, and campus partners on APIDA LGBTQIA+ identities.
An end-of-year celebration honoring the achievements and contributions of LGBTQIA+ graduating students.
Women and Femme Brunch
A Haverford College tradition, Women and Femme Brunch is a time where the Center and the larger college community celebrates the accomplishments of women and femme seniors. The event is typically held during the two weeks of graduation ceremony and accompanied by readings of HerStory, and congratulatory wishes from faculty and staff.