Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning (LGBTQ) people are moving closer to full acceptance in the United States. Slippery Rock University is committed to creating a campus climate where members of the LGBTQ community and their allies are welcome, accepted, and safe. Below is a list of programs, organizations, activities and resources that support equality for our LGBTQ students, faculty, and staff.

Safe Zone Logo

The Safe Zone symbol means all are welcome, especially lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning people. The invisibility of sexual orientation makes it difficult for LGBTQI students and colleagues to know where they can safely turn for support and information. The Safe Zone symbol is a message that says, "It's OK here."

Safe Zone is a program designed to foster a welcoming and supportive campus for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students, staff, and faculty and to identify those members of the University community who are supportive by creating a visible network of allies.

Safe Zone volunteers participate in a Safe Zone training workshop to increase their knowledge about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender concerns. They serve as an informal resource and provide support to LGBT people and help them access campus resources.

Look for the Safe Zone symbols throughout campus to help you identify Safe Zone Project participants.