Safe Zone is...

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.

Workshop Schedule

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
  • Help you educate yourself on LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, plus) issues
  • Provide you the tools to become an ally and advocate
  • Include you in our Safe Zone Family
  • Refer you to existing LGBT Resources in the area
  • Update you on related news and discussions
When You See Our Sticker:

safe-zone-diamond know you are in a LGTBQ+ friendly place.

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.


If you have any questions, comments and/or concerns please contact Bethany Bryson.

Safe Zone Co-ordinators:

  • Bethany Bryson, Sociology
  • Jeremy Hawkins, University Unions
  • Rocky Parker, Biology

Safe Zone Facilitators:

  • Dayna Henry, Health Sciences
  • Cynthia Bauerle, Biology
  • Daisy Breneman, Justice Studies
  • Becca Howes-Mischel, Anthropology
  • Kristen Kelley, Multilingual Student Services

Safe Zone is a voluntary organization of allies in the JMU community, and we each participate with Safe Zone for our own individual reasons (moral obligations, empathy for others, disciplinary ethical responsibilities, etc.). All views expressed in our capacities as Safe Zone members are our own and do not necessarily represent the views of James Madison University or any other organization.

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