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
Two members of Central Washington University’s Center for Diversity and Social Justice (CDSJ) areCWU Again Honored For Excellent Achievements In Diversity
Central Washington University was the only four-year institution in Washington to recCWU Receives Prestigious HEED Award For Excellence In Diversity
Central Washington University is a 2014 recipient of the prestigious INSIGHT Into Diversity Higher