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Safe Zone educates JMU faculty, staff, and students about issues affecting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and questioning individuals (LGBTQIQ) and their loved ones.


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* * * Spring 2017 Workshops Have Been Posted. * * *
* * * Workshop Registration Will be Here. * * * 
Safe Zone is a voluntary network of faculty, staff and students who believe that every member of the university community should have an equal opportunity to grow and learn in a safe and open environment.

 - “Safe” on Campus?– Find out where Safe Zone members are located on campus.

- Why Safe Zone? – This section explains the importance of the Safe Zone program and its impact on individuals. (Links to an external site.)

- Join the Safe Zone family! – We are always looking forward to enlarging our Safe Zone Family. This section highlights what being a Safe Zone member entails, as well as how to go about doing so.

- Safe Zone Workshops and Events – Click here to see workshop times. In addition to our new-member training sessions, we coordinate special lunch bag series, receptions and special events throughout the year!

-Guides and Articles – This section offers links to national resources for education and advocacy. These are great ways to education yourself and stay up to date. Current workshop materials are also located here.

- Area LGBT Resources Safe Zone is but one organization on campus and in the area which exists to support the LGBT community. 

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What can Safe Zone
do for YOU?


  • Grant you a safe place where you can feel comfortable coming and being out, or sharing what's on your mind!
  • Educate yourself on LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) related issues
  • Provide you the tools to become an ally
  • Include you in our Safe Zone Family
  • Refer you to existing LGBT Resources in the area
  • Update you on related news and discussions.

If you have any questions, comments and/or concerns feel free to contact one of us:

Bethany Bryson, Sociology
Jeremy Hawkins
, University Unions
Erika M. Collazo-Vargas, Health Sciences
Rocky Parker
, Biology