The Safe Zone Allies Program educates members of the College community about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) issues to create a network of allies who, together with members of the LGBT community, work to create a community of safety and full inclusion for all its members.
The Office of Student Life offers workshops for faculty, staff, and student leaders designed to help them become more sensitive and informed allies for the LGBT community. At the completion of the workshop, participants will be offered the opportunity to sign a pledge agreeing to advance the Safe Zone mission and may receive a Safe Zone sticker to place in their workplace or where they live on campus, or a Safe Zone button, perfect for a jacket or backpack. Also, faculty,staff and student leaders may engage in advanced training and become certified to train others to be Safe Zone Allies.
What Does the Sticker Mean?
The display of the Safe Zone sticker or button means that the owner has attended a Safe Zone workshop and signed an agreement to be supportive and affirming of the LGBT community. It does not mean that the owner identifies as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, nor should it be inferred that those without Safe Zone stickers are unsupportive.
Allies and Resources
A list of campus allies will be provided here in the Spring of 2015 after the first Level 1 Training. For more information and assistance, please contact the Office of Student Life. You may also reach us by phone at 804.752.3205.