Stetson University

Campus Life and Student Success

Safe Zone Resources

DeLand Campus Resources

Stetson Health Service

To promote optimal health and wellness, disease prevention and provide quality health care that is appropriate, affordable, accessible and relevant. The staff strives to empower students to be self-directed and well-informed and to continually improve the standards of health care.

Counseling Center

The Counseling Center provides mental health services for students dealing with personal, social, academic or career concerns. The Counseling Center can help with a wide range of concerns such as relationship issues, family problems, homesickness, addictions, depression, anxiety, loneliness and low self-esteem. The Counseling Center helps students to achieve a more satisfying educational and life experience at Stetson. The student may contact the Counseling Center during regular working hours by phone or in person. After hours, the student may contact a counselor by calling the Stetson Public Safety Office at 386-822-7300.

Public Safety

Committed to providing Stetson University with a safe environment allowing for an enjoyable experience for students, faculty and staff. The Department of Public Safety operates 24 hours a day, 365 days per year to ensure your safety. Officers provide a full range of services including routine patrol of the campus, parking enforcement, safety inspections and after hour escort services.

Kaleidoscope: Stetson's Gay/Straight Alliance

A community-based organization that actively pursues opportunities to promote acceptance, friendship and partnership of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Straight communities. Kaleidoscope works to create a supportive atmosphere for LGBTQIA and allied students to discuss their feelings and thoughts about sexual orientation and gender identity. Through education and awareness initiatives, it hopes to reduce anti-gay violence, harassment and discrimination by promoting a greater understanding between students, school administration and the local community.

See the Cross-Cultural Center Assistant Director for more information.

Safe Zone

Sponsored by the Cross-Cultural Center, the Safe Zone program is designed to improve visibility and support of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, Intersex and Asexual (LGBTQIA) students and employees. Safe Zone offers training on how to best assist and serve LGBTQIA students. The Safe Zone identifies a staff member, faculty member or student who has completed Safe Zone training. For a complete list of members or training opportunities please see the Safe Zone website.

Community Resources

Most of the resources in the Volusia County community are those offered on campus. Here are the local resources of which we are aware:

PFLAG (Parent, Friends, and Families of Lesbians and Gays)

An organization with many chapters that provide support to LGBTQIA individuals and family members. Some chapters have monthly meetings, speakers' bureaus or annual conferences. Everyone is welcome. All meetings are confidential.

PFLAG New Smyrna Beach/Volusia

PFLAG Orlando/Central Florida

Gay-Friendly Local Businesses

DeLand

Coffee Bistro 101

  • Address: 101 N. Woodland Blvd. #101, DeLand, FL 32720
  • Phone: 386-738-2776

Cook's Buffet and Bakery

  • Address: 704 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand, FL 32720
  • Phone: 386-734-4339

The Abbey

  • Address: 117 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand, FL 32720
  • Phone: 386-734-4545

Cafe Da Vinci

  • Address: 112 W. Georgia Ave., DeLand, FL 32720
  • Phone: 386-424-8282

A-List Salon

  • Address: 106 B S. Woodland Blvd., DeLand, FL 32724
  • Phone: 386-624-6936

Daytona, Orlando and Beyond

Clubhouse Restaurant

  • Phone: 386-257-0727

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida, Inc.

  • Phone: 386-255-6573

HIV Peer Support Groups

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church

  • Address: 201 University Blvd., Daytona Beach, FL 32118
  • Phone: 386-235-6420

Volusia Pride, United Church of Christ

  • Address: 203 Washington St., New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168

St. Dorothy Catholic Community

  • Phone: 407-610-5109

Central Florida's GLBT Community Center

  • Address: 946 N. Mills Ave., Orlando, FL 32803
  • Phone: 407-228-8272

Online Resources

General Information

GLBT Magazines and News Updates

Parenting

HIV/AIDS Information

Safer Sex Information/Sexual Health

LGBT Health

Coming Out

Transgender and Intersex Information

Vested Interests

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