The purpose of Safe Zone is to foster a campus environment where lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) members of our community feel safe, welcome, respected and supported.
Safe Zone is designed to create a visible network of supportive allies who are educated about the concerns of people who are LGBTQ and available resources. The program encourages participants to address instances of prejudice and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
Safe Zone volunteers display the program symbol (seen in the upper left corner of this web page) on door signs and buttons to identify themselves as part of the program.
Who can be a Safe Zone Program volunteer?
W&M faculty, staff, and students who want to visibly show their support of people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, and /or transgender or queer can volunteer to be part of the Safe Zone Program. Individuals interested in participating must attend a training workshop to learn more about how to be an effective ally. After the training, they sign an agreement form which defines their role and responsibilities as a Safe Zone Program volunteer.
To learn more about the program or to register for a workshop, see the links at the left.
Contact the Safe Zone Coordinators:
Safe Zone: firstname.lastname@example.org
Center for Student Diversity Coordinator: Margie Cook