SAFEZONE Education Program
What is safezone?
Awareness. Appreciation. Acceptance.
The Pace University SAFEZONE Education Program is a network of students, faculty and staff dedicated to promoting a safe and inclusive campus environment for LGBTQ individuals. Upon completion of a 3-hour educational workshop, members of the SAFEZONE network receive a resource manual and a SAFEZONE placard to display in their office, residence hall, etc. to visibly indicate that they are a part of the campus-wide “Safe Zone” (someone with information, sensitivity and understanding towards Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning issues and concerns).
According to national estimates, 10 percent of the U.S. population is gay, lesbian or bisexual. Social research has shown that individuals dealing with issues and concerns of sexual orientation are at a much higher risk of suicide and other self-destructive behaviors. This information demonstrates why it is important that the Pace University campus climate be one where lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) individuals feel safe.
How do I get involved in SAFEZONE?
SAFEZONE trainings require a 3-hour time commitment from participants.
For more information, please call Cornell L. Craig, Director the Office of Multicultural Affairs & Diversity Programs at (914) 773-3775 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.