SafeZone-Student Life - Carnegie Mellon University

SafeZone

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What is SafeZone?

SafeZone is a network of allies (faculty, staff and students) committed to providing a safe and affirming environment for all at Carnegie Mellon, including those in the LGBTQ community.

The goals of the program are to:

  • identify members of the Carnegie Mellon community who have pledged to provide a safe and supportive contact for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) students, faculty and staff
  • provide educational opportunities that prepare students, faculty and staff to serve as resources for the campus community
  • provide a visual statement of support and safety for the LGBTQ community

All members of the campus community--students, faculty, and staff of all gender and sexual identities, are invited to join the network. By displaying a SafeZone sign in their work or living space, members of the SafeZone network actively show their support of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people.

SafeZone at Carnegie Mellon is sponsored by the Student Life Office.

How can I become a member of SafeZone?

Membership in SafeZone is open to the entire campus community. To become a member of the network, you will be asked to participate in a three-hour training session, which is geared to help you become a better ally. Trainings are offered during the fall and spring semesters.

Once you have completed the training, you will be asked to display the SafeZone logo on your office door, or residence hall room, to identify you as a person who is safe to talk to about lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning identities.

Click here to sign up for SafeZone. You will be asked to fill out a short application form.

Where can I get more information?

Meg Evans
LGBTQ Resources Coordinator
Office- Stever House 
412-268-2142

When will there be training sessions?

Wednesday, September 17, 2014: 5pm-8pm

Friday, September 26, 2014: 5pm-8pm (2nd Year Undergraduates ONLY)

Thursday, October 16, 2014: 5pm-8pm

Friday, November 14, 2014: 4pm-7pm