The Safe Zone is a voluntary program of trained faculty, staff and administrators. A person displaying the program symbol has completed a training to develop a greater awareness of issues affecting students of all genders and sexual identities and anyone negatively impacted by heterosexism and homophobia. Those who are trained have agreed to be active, visible and supportive allies. Any individual seeking help can talk to a Safe Zone person in a safe, confidential and supportive environment.
Safe Zone Goals
- To foster a campus environment that is inclusive, respectful and supports retention and the academic and professional success of all students.
- To increase visibility of faculty, staff and administrators who wish to act as active allies to students of all gender and sexual identities.
- To increase the opportunities for faculty, staff and administrators to support a safe and non-discriminatory campus and community environment.
- To educate members of the University community on the needs and concerns of students of all gender and sexual identities.
- To provide support, information and resources to students struggling with issues of prejudice, stigma, homophobia, transphobia and other discriminatory behaviors based on one’s gender and/or sexual identity.
- To advance the University’s commitment to social justice and equity and honoring student diversity.
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