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Safe Space


Safe Space is a campus-wide initiative offering a visible message of inclusion, acceptance, and support to individuals of LGBTQ+ and diverse gender and/or sexualities in the university community. The program offers participants an interactive two-hour orientation to raise awareness and knowledge of gender and sexuality issues and to suggest ways to for folks to continually serve as an ally. Following the orientation, participants receive a Safe Space decal to display in their work or living space.


By displaying the Safe Space decal, faculty, staff, and students pledge to:

  1. Strive toward continued development, learning, awareness, and action, and to search for further ways of understanding LGBTQ+ individuals.
  2. Promote an environment where members of the LGBTQ+ community do not have to censor their identities.
  3. 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.
  4. Promote a safe and affirming place for LGBTQ+ people by offering an atmosphere and personal relationship of respect, fairness, and trust.
  5. 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.
  6. Maintain confidentiality.

More information

For more information on the Safe Space program, please contact the Office of Inclusive Excellence

Last updated: 7/15/2022