Safe Zone 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 Zone decal to display in their work or living space.
By displaying the Safe Zone decal, faculty, staff, and students 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.
- Maintain confidentiality.
Spring Semester Dates
Tuesday, March 21st from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM: in-person at the Statesboro Counseling Center
Friday, March 31st from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM: virtual via Zoom
Friday, April 14th from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM: virtual via Zoom
Tuesday, April 18th from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM: in-person at Armstrong Student Success Complex, Rm 1077
To register for the Safe Zone training, please visit the University Training Site and log in with your Georgia Southern username.
For more information on the Safe Zone program, please contact the Counseling Center at 912-478-5541 (Statesboro) or 912-344-2529 (Armstrong).
Last updated: 3/14/2023