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What is GLOBE?
GLOBE is an on-campus support group for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBT+) students. GLOBE, which stands for: Gay, Lesbian, or Bisexual Experience at Hope, is a group of LGBT+ students on campus that give each other community and support.

Who can be a part of GLOBE?
GLOBE is specifically designed to be a resource for LGBT+ students on campus. At an institution where LGBT+ students can be isolated, GLOBE offers an environment where students are free to come and openly discuss their lives, their challenged and their sexuality. GLOBE provides a safe and non-judgmental place exclusively for LGBT+ students at Hope. GLOBE is completely confidential where what is shared in meetings is known only to those who are present. Many students who participate in GLOBE struggle with their sexuality and how their sexaul orientation impacts their day to dsay lives; we recognize that struggle, and ensure that GLOBE remains a safe place for all LGBT+ students.

How Can I Get Involved?
GLOBE is designed for the LGBT+ students at Hope, and we gladly welcome new members! To see how you can get involved, please send an email to globe@hope.edu, or talk to someone at Counseling and Psychological Services (call 616-395-7945 to ask for information or make an appointment).

If you are LGBT+ at Hope:
Hope College aims to be a safe place for LGBT+ students who want to grow and learn. It is our mission for all students to find a place on campus where they can be shaped in accordance with the Mission of Hope College: to educate students for lives of leadership and service in a global society. GLOBE works to foster a climate where that is possible and every student can learn about sexuality, gender, and relationships in light of their faith.

Helpful Links
Campus Ministries - http://grow.hope.edu/
Counseling and Psychological Services - http://www.hope.edu/admin/counseling/
Gay Christian Network - http://www.gaychristian.net
Room for All – http://www.roomforall.com

GLOBE Testimonials
“I went to my first GLOBE meeting with a friend. I've gone to meetings ever since because I found a group of people I could truly be myself with: a group through which I found my best friends, who became my support system and a source of joy in my life.”

“GLOBE to me...hmm. For me this was a place that I could go and find friendship and comfort in my struggles. Being gay at Hope isn't the easiest thing, but globe has definitely helped. Everyone is so easygoing and comfortable there. I don't have to hide who I am and that's something special for me.”

“GLOBE has been a place where I can know I’m not alone. The openness and support that we all share with one another has led me to realize that I, as I am, am not some anomaly on this campus. Bonded by a common theme, it’s helped provide a solid rock for me to stand on regarding my sexuality and myself as a human being.”

“GLOBE is a place to be open and accepting of who I am. An oasis away from campus life where everyone can relate to each other. A place to laugh, have fun and share struggles with people who have been through similar situations. A place to be free.”

"I found GLOBE my freshman year and made friends immediately because we had so much in common besides our sexuality. Today, many of those people that I met in that first meeting are my dearest and closest friends. I don't know what I would do without GLOBE and the wonderful people in it."

 

GROUPS

  • ACT Group

Monday 1-2:30 or Wednesday 9-10:30 Call CAPS for Location

ACT is a relatively new, mindfulness-based program for reducing stress, overcoming fear, and creating a rich and meaningful life. ACT will help you learn to relate differently to your anxious feelings, depressed moods, worrying minds, self-defeating behaviors, and/or anything else that causes you problems. The aim of ACT is to limit the ways these run your life.

  • Creative Arts Group

Tuesday 3:15-4:45 or Friday 9-10:30 Call CAPS for Location

This creative arts therapy group offers a caring community to explore your interpersonal style while using creativity to find your power and strengths in life through the process of art, music, body movement and more. Group members communicate honestly and openly about their reactions, feedback and suggestions in a safe and non-judgmental atmosphere. Members are welcome to bring any issues to the group that they feel are important.

  • AOD Group

Alcohol or Other Drug - Call CAPS for more information

  • Grief Group

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  • Interpersonal Processing Group

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  • Disordered Eating Group

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  • Therapy Dogs
  • Relaxation Session