Safe Space Program

What Is The Safe Space Program?

The Safe Space Program identifies faculty, staff and students who have completed our Safe Space training. Participants in the program work to end homophobia, biphobia, transphobia, cissexism, and heterosexism on campus and create a visible network of support for the LGBTQ community. Some of the people who display the sticker or button identify as part of the LGBTQ community, while others are allies to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and/or questioning individuals.

Only individuals who have gone through the Safe Space Program are able to display the sticker/button. If someone does not have a Safe Space sticker/button, it does not necessarily mean they are not LGBTQ affirming. If you don’t see a sticker on an office, look for other signs that the space is safe (i.e. rainbow flags, LGBTQ-themed books, etc).

Training Opportunities

There are a limited number of spaces available per session and pre-registration is required. We have both open and private sessions. Any member of the community can register for an open session. Private sessions are available for departments, organizations, etc and will require password access. To request a private, departmental/organizational session, please email for assistance.

All sessions are four hours and are first-come, first-served.
Pre-registration is required.
Registrants are expected to attend the full session.

Register for a session!

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2015 Summer Training Dates:  

  • Monday, July 6, 12:30pm - 4:30pm
  • Wednesday, August 5, 12:30pm - 5pm 

2015 Fall Training Dates:  

  • Saturday, August 29, 1-5:30pm
  • Friday, September 4, 12:30pm - 4:30pm
  • Thursday, September 17, 9am-1pm
  • Saturday, September 19, 1pm-5:30pm
  • Friday, October 30, 12:30pm - 4:30pm
  • Saturday, November 14, 1pm-5:30pm
  • Wednesday, November 18, 9am-1pm