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Refuge cabinet

Preserve me, O God, for in you I take refuge. - Psalm 16:1

Who Can Join?

Refuge is open only to Wheaton undergraduate students who self-identify in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, etc…

Mission Statement

Refuge exists to provide opportunities for community building through dialogue, activities, and resource-sharing among Wheaton College undergraduate students personally navigating same-sex sexuality and/or gender identity.


Refuge seeks to be a caring and social group through consistent weekly meetings and activities that foster community, belonging, and acceptance.


Cabinet PositionName
President Sam Ruff
Vice President Grace Cumbee
Event Coordinator  
Director of Marketing & Communication  


Refuge participants should seek to practice hospitality (Romans 12:13; 15:7) toward one another because God's love and welcome to us in Christ Jesus moves us to love and welcome each other (1 John 4:19). Part of this welcome includes earnest respect, insistent protection, and self-sacrificing love toward one another, given the dignity of every person as made in the image of God.

For more information

Email us at refuge@my.wheaton.edu and a Refuge student leader will confidentially follow up with you.
To learn more about the commitments and structure of Refuge, please read the  Refuge Shared Agreement (PDF). Each new member will have the opportunity to review the Refuge Shared Agreement with a Cabinet member.