The Truman State University Safe Zone Program was created to have a network of knowledgeable faculty, staff, and students in order to create safe and welcoming environments for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people. Completing the training and displaying a Safe Zone sign indicates participants are committed to increasing their knowledge of LGBTQ+ issues and challenging homophobic and heterosexist comments or behaviors in an educational and informative manner. Safe Zone members are able to provide assistance as needed, including referrals to University Counseling Services.
Dr. Summer Pennell, Assistant Professor of English Education and longtime LGBTQ+ education activist, will lead this interactive training with the assistance of student interns. Participants will learn current terminology and simple ways to create a welcoming campus environment.
Anyone can come join us and become a Safe Zone ally. Training sessions are for people to learn more about LGBTQ issues and LGBTQ issues regarding students at Truman. If you are interested in attending a training or scheduling a training for your group contact Summer Pennell at email@example.com.