The Safe Zone program offered to all students and employees and is designed to support and complement the University mission of developing compassionate health care professionals by promoting education, awareness, acceptance, and confidential support of gender expression, sexual orientation, and non-binary identities.
Through the Safe Zone program we can create a supportive community for individuals of all sexual orientations and gender expressions by:
- Providing a welcoming environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and non-binary persons by establishing an identifiable network of students, faculty, staff and community members.
- Providing support, education, and resources for LGBT individuals and allies within our campus community.
- Increasing awareness and promoting a common understanding of the language associated with LGBT persons.
- Facilitating understanding and discussion of the (ongoing) “coming out” process.
- Providing an opportunity for self-reflection and Q&A forum for participants on issues, experiences, and LGBT topics.