Safe Zone Program

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The next Safe Zone program will be held as part of of GLBT History Month and held:

Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012
12:30-2pm
Kanbar 314 (lunch included).

Please visit the website often for more information about upcoming workshops, programs that support the GLBT community, and expanded resources for allies. 

This website is designed to support the programs and includes:

  1. resources for LGBT allies, and
  2. list of past participants

About Safe Zone

Safe Zone is a program of ongoing education and assistance to sustain a network of allies for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) people on campus.  Under the University's aim towards an increasingly diverse and accepting community, Student Development Programs is pleased to sponsor this program.

Philadelphia University strives to improve the climate for its GLBT population and we are proud of accomplishments that include increased educational and campus programming for students, domestic partners benefit package for employees and attracting more employees who openly identify as GLBT.  However, given that harassment and other homophobic acts are reported each year, there is still evidence of homophobia on campuses nationwide, including ours.

The PhilaU Safe Zone program is designed to support the University’s anti-discrimination policy, which in turn is based on the premise that each person is entitled to a comfortable work and study environment regardless of race or ethnicity, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, religion, disability, age, or social class.

At the end of each workshop, participants will be asked to choose whether or not to identify as an ally--that is, a supportive and trustworthy person who can offer support to GLBT students and employees.  Increasing the visibility of allies on campus will speak volumes of our effort to best serve all of our students and promote an inclusive campus environment.  If your schedule allows, and you would like to help advance our work in this area, I would encourage you to attend the upcoming Safe Zone program.