Open Door

Open Door is a discussion group for students with questions, concerns, and interests in gay, lesbian, and bisexual identities. The Counseling Center and Health Centers organize monthly meetings with food provided.

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Meeting Dates:

Anderson University Center 212 Conference Room.

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014, 12:00pm-1:00pm

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014, 12:00pm-1:00pm

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Is there food? Is there free food?
A. Yes and yes
Who is invited?
A. Any PLU student is invited to Open Door.
Do I need to sign up or register?
A. No. You do not need to sign up, give your name, or register.
Is it secret?
A. We ask that everyone who attends Open Door is sensitive to the privacy and dignity of other students. Talking about sexual orientation can be challenging, and we want everyone to feel comfortable and welcome.
I haven't told anyone that I think I might be gay, lesbian, or bisexual. What will happen if I go to an Open Door meeting?
A. Attending a meeting is just that.... a meeting. Open Door is open to anyone. Some students might want to talk about friends, roommates, siblings, or parents who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, or questioning. Other students may be learning about their own sexual identities.
Will I have to give anyone my name?
A. No. Nobody will ask you to introduce yourself or talk about yourself. Your welcome to just listen.
What if someone I know is there?
A. Sure, it's possible to run into a friend or classmate. We keep Open Door meeting relaxed and welcoming. As always, You can share as little or as much as you like about yourself, your questions, your interests.
Who will facilitate the meetings?
A. Professional staff from PLU Health and Counseling Centers.
Is this group therapy?
A. Not at all. You don't even have to say your name. Open Door is just a chance to talk, learn, and gain insight. Open Door is an opportunity to listen, talk, ask questions, and learn. It is not therapy.
How do I contact Open Door?
A. You can email us at
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