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Safezone Office

A resource office on LGBT awareness
An Ally office for the LGBT community

Office Location:
Rudolph Jones Student Center Room 215
Office Line: (910) 672-2307

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Dr. Emily Lenning
Student Affairs Safezone Consultant
elenning@uncfsu.edu
910-672-2274


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Mrs. Ashley Dougherty
Safezone Office Staff Ally
andougherty@uncfsu.edu
910-672-2112

 

Safezone Ally Manual

 

 

Safe Zone Office

The Safezone Ally Program at Fayetteville State University

 3rd Place RibbonFSU is 3rd HBCU to open LGBT resource office. 

 

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.

The Safezone Ally Motto:

I am committed to
respecting, accepting,
supporting, and listening.
I am here.

 

  

Safezone Program Goals

1. Develop Faculty/Staff Allies

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."

2. Support the LGBTQ Campus Community

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.

3. Educate the Campus Community

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.

4. Market Safe Zone Program to Students

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.

 

Safezone Program Defense

The Safezone Program is here to...

  • Raise the cultural competence of Faculty/Staff at the University to include more knowledge of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning population.
  • Provide assistance to an often marginalized student group through visible support.
  • Educate the student population on the issues and concerns facing the LGBTQ community.
  • Refer students to appropriate campus and non-campus resources for issues and concerns.
  • Retain LGBTQ students at the University through assistance and visible support.

The Safezone Program is NOT here to...

  • Force any individual or group to become "Allies."
  • Take a political stand or support any individual candidates or parties both inside and outside the University.
  • Change any individuals' personal, spiritual, or religious beliefs.
  • Recruit or change individuals who identify as "heterosexual."

Safezone Office Press

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