It is a welcoming and supportive environment where any person can enter and feel comfortable and safe to talk about experiences relating to the LGBTQIA+ community. This environment is one of genuine acceptance and understanding related to these issues.
Allies play a huge role by showing their support and understanding for the LGBTQIA+ community. An Ally is someone who confronts heterosexism, homophobia, bipobia, transphobia, heterosexual and cisgender privilege in themselves and others.
By providing a space that is welcoming and supportive, students and Central community members will have a place they can go if they have questions or feelings regarding LGBTQIA+ experiences.
The Safe Space Project provides useful information for people who identify as LGBTQIA+ and their allies.
Who can participate in the program?
Anyone, of any sexual orientation or gender identity, can support the program. You must have a desire to be welcoming and open to everyone and have an honest interest in being an ally to the LGBTQIA+ population.
How can I get the Safe Space placaed for my office, residence hall door,
By displaying the Safe Space placard what am I committing to?
Strive toward continued development, learning, awareness, and action, and to search for further ways of understanding LGBTQIA+ individuals
Promote an environment where members of the LGBTQIA+ community do not have to censor their identities
Promote an atmosphere where members of the LGBTQIA+ community can participate fully, equally, and openly in campus life without fear of discrimination and/or harassment
Promote a safe and affirming place for LGBTQIA+ people by offering an atmosphere and personal relationship of respect, fairness, and trust
Serve as a resource for students, faculty, and staff who have questions about LGBTQIA+ issues, and be willing to refer individuals to support and resources on campus and in the community