CBU’s Safe Zone Program launched last fall, and 32 faculty and staff members completed training and became Safe Zone Allies. Sponsored by Student Life and the CBU Gay Straight Alliance and endorsed by the Faculty Assembly, the Safe Zone Program aims to support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, intersexed, asexual or ally (LGBTQIA) students; to improve the overall campus environment for these students; and to educate students, faculty and staff on LGBTQIA issues.
Safe Zone Allies:
- Believe that our campus is enriched and enlivened by the diversity of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, intersexed or asexual people.
- Are aware of the presence of LGBTQIA students and colleagues and are willing to engage them in genuine dialogue and interaction.
- Are willing to discuss issues that impact LGBTQIA people in a nonjudgmental manner.
- Are willing to help students access support and information on campus and in the community.
- Understand the sensitive nature of LGBTQIA issues and respect the privacy of LGBTQIA students.
- Use inclusive language, avoid stereotyping, and do not assume heterosexuality.
Do you want to designate your office as a CBU Safe Zone? Were you unable to attend our fall training?
We will hold our spring Safe Zones training for interested faculty and staff on Friday, March 21, 2:30-4:30 p.m. in Montesi Conference Room. Dr. Kelly James (Behavioral Sciences) will facilitate the training. To sign up, contact Dr. Emily Holmes, Chair of the CBU Safe Zone Program Committee.
More information about CBU Safe Zones can be found at this link >>>