Safe Space Affiliates

The Safe Space Affiliates program allows UNF employees to display their commitment to providing safer spaces on campus for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals and allies. The program also allows students to identify faculty and staff throughout the university as resources and allies to the LGBT community. Safe Space stickers are found in offices throughout campus to signify individuals who are willing to provide support and be a resource to all students, faculty and staff, inclusive of gender identity and sexual orientation.


Safe Space Training

Safe Space training is offered periodically in partnership with the Center for Professional Development and Training, and is also offered on request to UNF organizations, departments and student groups. Participants have the opportunity to learn terminology, become aware of resources, dialogue on strategies to reduce homophobia and heterosexism on campus, and ask questions throughout. Training attendees receive a Safe Space sticker and the option to become Safe Space Affiliates at the conclusion of the training session. Training generally lasts 3 hours.

 

UNF employees may view the current training schedule by logging into MyWings and clicking on "CPDT Class Register." From there, select the course titles "Creating Safe Spaces for LGBT Students, Faculty and Staff."

 

If you would like to request a training for your department or organization, contact the LGBT Resource Center at unflgbt@unf.edu or (904) 620-4720.

Safe Space Sticker


Responsibilities of Affiliates

  • Display the Safe Space sticker
  • Complete Safe Space training and suggest others for training
  • Be available to all members of the UNF community who wish to discuss LGBT topics
  • Respect the need for privacy and confidentiality
  • Have their names listed on the LGBT Resource Center website and in other media as a Safe Space Affiliate
  • Serve as an ambassador for the LGBT Resource Center to the larger university community