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Safe Zone Homepage

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.


Dr. Kessler Memorial
* * * See the Memorial Page for Safe Zone co-ordinator, * * *
* * * Kate Kessler, who died Sunday, Jan 8th, 2012. * * *
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.

- 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 Events – In addition to training sessions, we coordinate special lunch bag series, receptions and special events throughout the year!

-Educate yourself! – This section consist of downloadable (pdf) fact sheets regarding different facets of the LGBT community and useful information worth knowing about to become an ally.

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

- Web Links – This section contains useful LGBT web related links.


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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:

Jeremy Hawkins, University Unions
JoAnn Benjamin, University Advising
Bethany Bryson, Sociology
Emily New-Cruse, Madison Equality