Safe Space is a campus-wide initiative offering a visible message of inclusion, acceptance, and support to gender and sexual minority (GSM) individuals in the university community. The program offers participants an interactive two-hour orientation to raise awareness and knowledge of GSM issues and to suggest ways to serve as an Ally to GSM individuals. Following the orientation, participants receive a SAFE SPACE decal to display in their work or living space. Ally Consortium is an advanced training offered to those who have already completed Safe Space training. Safe Space and Ally Consortium are currently offered through the Counseling Center at the Statesboro location. Safe Space training on the Armstrong location is housed in the Office of Multicultural Affairs. Please check the Counseling Center website for dates and times.
By displaying the SAFE SPACE decal, ally administrators, faculty, staff, and students identify themselves as safe, educated, and aware people and pledge to:
Strive toward continued development, learning, awareness, and action, and to search for further ways of understanding LGBTQ individuals.
Promote an environment where members of the LGBTQ community do not have to censor their identities.
Promote an atmosphere where members of the LGBTQ community can participate fully, equally, and openly in campus life without fear of discrimination and/or harassment.
Promote a safe and affirming place for LGBTQ people by offering an atmosphere and personal relationship of respect, fairness, and trust.
Serve as a resource of information for students, faculty, and staff having questions about LGBTQ issues, and be willing to refer students to support and resources on campus and in the community.
Safe Space Training
See below for a list of information regarding upcoming SAFE SPACE training including dates and times. For more information about Georgia Southern’s SAFE SPACE Program, please email Mr. Adam Hogue at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact him at 912-478-5541.
To register for a SAFE SPACE training for your department or organization (8 people minimum), please email Mr. Adam Hogue at email@example.com or contact him at 912-478-5541.
Allied Consortium Training
This training is for individuals who have completed SAFE SPACE training and desire more practical training in being an ally to sex and gender minorities within the Georgia Southern Family and beyond. Participants must have completed SAFE SPACE Training to attend this training.
The following individuals have attended the SAFE SPACE training program, which is aimed at increasing understanding and awareness related to LGBTQ issues. Seeking to be an ally is not necessarily indicative of an individual’s sexual identity; instead, it demonstrates values of inclusion, acceptance, and support for LGBTQ individuals.