The Safe Zone program assists individuals who want to be allies to or simply learn more about the GLBT community. Participants who take the Safe Zone training can become officially recognized allies by pledging to non-judgmentally listen to GLBTA students, faculty, and staff. Upon pledging, allies receive a placard to prominently display in their office space or residence hall room.
By displaying the Safe Zone placard, pledging to listen non-judgmentally to GLBT students who confide in them, and confronting anti-gay slurs, GLBT allies are fostering a campus environment of respect and safety.
Primary goals of the BSU Safe Zone:
- To increase the overall campus community's understanding and awareness of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues
- To provide a greater sense of safety for the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community
- To challenge prejudice and discrimination toward the GLBT community
What an Ally offers:
- A safe place
- A resource of people and places
- A person who is informed about the issues facing the GLBT community
- A person who can provide comfort
- A person who can maintain confidence
- A person who will just listen