SAFE Zone training was established in the Fall 1996. Elmhurst College believes that by listening, meeting, talking, and doing, we make it clear that we consider all people, regardless of sexual orientation, as equals. By forming a supportive community of students, staff, and faculty, SAFE Zone represents the importance of inclusiveness and the need to support diversity on a personal and institutional level. SAFE Zone is a growing group of Elmhurst College staff, administrators, and faculty working to encourage a culture in which people of all sexual orientations are treated equally. This training seeks to foster greater awareness of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer (GLBTQ) issues on campus and in the larger community.
SAFE Zone believes that by listening, meeting, talking, and doing we make it clear that we consider all people, regardless of sexual orientation, as equals. This belief forms a sense of community that includes all persons and teaches others about the importance of inclusiveness. Students, staff and faculty are able to connect on a larger scale of equality for all in the environment that SAFE Zone provides.
Individuals who have received SAFE Zone training should have a poster in their room or on their office door. SAFE Zone posters include a rainbow triangle which symbolizes pride in sexual orientation diversity.
For information about SAFE Zone training please contact the Office of Intercultural Student Affairs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Office of Intercultural Student Affairs Staff
For information contact Elaine Fetyko Page, EQUAL's faculty advisor.