A resource office on LGBT awareness
An Ally office for the LGBT community
Rudolph Jones Student Center Room 215
Office Line: (910) 672-2307
Dr. Emily Lenning
Student Affairs Safezone Consultant
Mrs. Ashley Dougherty
Safezone Office Staff Ally
The purpose of the Safezone Program at Fayetteville State University is to create an affirming and supportive campus climate through identifying and educating members of our campus community who are opened to and supportive of all individuals regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.
A Safezone Ally at FSU is an informed campus partner who has committed time and energy through organized training to learn more about individuals that may identify as Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning or may be unsure of their sexual orientation or gender identity.
The Safezone Symbol is a visible symbol of support and an affirmation of commitment by that individual to fight homophobia and heterosexism at FSU.
I am committed to
supporting, and listening.
I am here.
The first goal of the Safezone Program is to create, develop, and train faculty and staff members who can serve as "Allies." As stated in our "Statement of Purpose," an "Ally" is "an informed campus partner who has committed time and energy through organized training to learn more about individuals that may identify as Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning or may be unsure of their sexual orientation or gender identity."
The second goal of the Safezone Program is to support the LGBTQ students, faculty, staff, and visitors of Fayetteville State University.
This goal will be accomplished through Safezone Allies specifically trained to assist this population. In addition there will be both written and web accessible resources available to any interested party searching support.
The third goal of the Safezone Program is to educate the campus community on LGBTQ issues and concerns.
This goal will be accomplished through programs offered to students, faculty, and staff about this population.
The fourth goal of the Safezone Program is to market the Safezone Allies and the program to the student population and the campus at large.
This goal will be accomplished through "branding" the Safezone name and symbol. In addition advertising will go out through campus media, flyers, e-mails, and newsletters.
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