Student Associate Program
GRASE Student Associates collaborate with the Director of the Center, campus partners, and student organizations in developing and implementing events, workshops, and special initiatives. Each Student Associate also has a primary focus on any of the following, but not limited to, special programs and events, communication, library and exhibit collection, research, and leadership development. The Student Associate positions are year-long paid internship opportunities. For open positions, please visit PT Job Board on the Center for Career and Professional Advising (CCPA) site
GRASE LGBTQIA+ Mentorship Program is a pilot initiative that aims to enhance LGBTQIA+ students' overall college experience by matching students with alumni and peer mentors for guidance, support, and resources.
- If you are seeking to connect with a mentor, please start by filling out an interest form.
- If you are interested in being a mentor, please start by filling out the volunteer mentor interest form.
Please note: The Mentor Program is not intended to take the place of professional counseling, but rather to be an additional or alternative option for students seeking peer mentorship.
Each year students choose to spend time volunteering with the GRASE Center and local LGBTQ+ organizations. To learn more about volunteering opportunities, please contact GRASE staff!
There are many student organizations at Haverford College doing incredible work on campus and in the community. Here are just a few of the student organizations with missions and values that are deeply aligned with the GRASE Center.
If you know of a student organization that should be featured on this list, please reach out to the GRASE staff!
Genders Underrepresented in Astronomy and Physics
Genders Underrepresented in Astronomy and Physics (GUAP) is a student group for those who identify as an underrepresented gender in astronomy or physics - anyone taking a class in the department who identifies as such is welcome! They organize and host events such as study sessions and movie nights, and work with the department to connect students with visiting speakers who are also of an underrepresented gender. They aim to provide a safe space within the department for anyone who does not see their gender commonly represented in physics/astronomy and are particularly inclusive of nonbinary and trans people and women.
Haverford Queer Professional Network
In the professional world, it can often be difficult for queer people to feel empowered and be their authentic selves. The Haverford Queer Professional Network strives to bring together and support LGBTQ+ students who want to grow professionally and build their career beyond their time at Haverford. They work to create a safe space to empower ourselves to reach their full potential and provide career development resources and mentorship for our queer Fords.
Haverford Survivor Collective
Haverford Survivor Collective's mission is to create a survivor-centered space on campus. They hope to shed light on survivors' experiences and promote a culture of consent, safety, and support at Haverford. Through education, prevention initiatives, advocacy, and awareness, they aim to foster a more comfortable and secure campus environment for survivors of sexual violence. Join HSC in making Haverford a place where survivors are visible, empowered, and valued.
Play With Pride
Play With Pride is a club for LGBTQ+ athletes and allies that work with various programs on campus to promote inclusivity and acceptance in sports. Play With Pride hosted Haverford College's first ever Pride Game in the spring of 2022 with Women's Lacrosse, and most recently partnered with GRASE (along with other offices) to host a Fall Pride Week in September 2023.
QueerAND is a newly founded student organization that focuses on creating a space for Queer and Trans Black, Indigenous, People of Color as well as disabled people. Founded by Rubí Rivas ‘23 (she/they) in 2022, the organization aims to create a space that focuses on intersections on identities, particularly those who are marginalized within the LGBTQIA+ communities. QueerAND works closely with the GRASE Center for joint programming and support with sustainability of the organization and mission.
Rainbow Fords is a student organization dedicated to creating a safe space for questioning, gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans* and other queer Haverford students. The organization was originally known as the Queer Discussion Group (QDG) that has existed on Haverford College’s campus for a number of years. THe QDG was created as a safe, confidential space for queer students to meet up and discuss topics related to gender, sexuality, community, and life. In fall 2019, QDG surveyed the community and found that people wanted the group to shift towards being more involved on campus. As part of this, QDG decided to change their name to Rainbow Fords after input and a vote from the community. The membership and meetings are kept confidential to maintain a supportive environment and open conversation.
Students for Reproductive Health
Students for Reproductive Health is a student group dedicated to ensuring comprehensive and accessible reproductive health for all. They organize and host various events and information sessions throughout the year.