What is Safe on Campus Training?
This educational program describes the basics about being an ally to lesbian, bisexual, gay, and transgender (LBGT) students. Participants receive information on practical strategies for addressing homophobia; learn ways to support students who are “coming out”; and gain an understanding of respectful language use. Participants may choose to become members of the Safe On Campus (SOC) program by signing a pledge of support for LBGT people. SOC members are given a door sign or a button to display in their campus living or work place. This indicates the space is safe for LBGT persons to discuss their concerns. SOC facilitators may be invited to residence halls, student organizations, and classrooms. Membership is always optional.
The Safe on Campus Training is a 3-hour training and is available each semester to all faculty, students and staff. Additional trainings may be requested for groups of 10 or more by contact email@example.com