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Safe Zone Orientation session, December 1

The Dean of Students Office will hold a Safe Zone Orientation Session from 10 a.m.-noon Friday, December 1, in room 314 of the Student Services Building. The event is free, and those interested are required to register.

The program is organized by Diversity Advocacy to provide support to lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) community. The session provides students, faculty, and staff the opportunity to create safe spaces on campus that are highly visible, and easily identifiable to lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) persons. During the two-hour orientation session, participants engage in a mock coming-out exercise, discuss case studies, and receive resources and follow-up activities. At the end of the two-hour orientation session, participants have the opportunity to sign a Member Agreement that affirms their intention to serve as an ally to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ+) population on campus. Upon return of the Member Agreement, participants receive a Safe Zone sign for posting in their office.

Participants are not required to sign the Member Agreement, and one can simply attend the event to increase their awareness and personal knowledge.

Safe Zone Orientation is an ongoing program that takes place once every month.

For more information, or for special accommodations, contact Diversity Advocacy at (309) 438-8968.

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