Safe Zone


  1. ‘Ask Me’: What LGBTQ Students Want Their Professors to Know

    The federal law known as Title IX is meant to protect students from discrimination based on their gender identity. But many gay, lesbian, and transgender students say they face an array of challenges and safety issues on their campuses. The Chronicle of Higher Education interviewed more than a dozen students to hear more about what keeps them from thriving […]

  2. The Safe Zone Door Decal

    The door decal is a clear message to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people and their allies.  Embracing our Jesuit core, the message is that the person displaying the decal will be understanding, supportive, and trustworthy to LGBTQ people and their allies.  This person commits to giving accurate information about sexual orientation, gender identity, and expression.

  3. History

    Safe Zone was launched fall of 2012 with an inaugural training session of 25 faculty and staff. As of fall of 2014, the program has trained 163 faculty and staff from across campus. Upon completion of the 2-hour introductory training, participants have the opportunity to pledge to be an OUT safe zone ally by displaying a […]