Safe Space

Safe Space is a national program that identifies LGBTQ-friendly faculty, staff, and students. The Safe Space training workshop provides information about how to be a supportive ally to LGBTQ students and colleagues. Upon completion, participants have the option of becoming a Safe Space member and displaying a UMB Safe Space placard or button.

Our current Safe Space program is broken up into two parts. Individuals interested in becoming Safe Space-certified must attend both parts. For a more detailed explanation of parts 1 and 2, please look below:

  • Part 1 focuses on lesbian, gay, and bisexual identities as well as sexual identity development. Participants will reflect on their own sexual identity as well as how to better advocate for individuals that are LGB.
  • Part 2 focuses on gender identities and queerness. Participants will be able to compare and contrast sex and gender as well as explore their own identities and how to advocate for individuals who are not cisgender.

Request a specific Safe Space workshop for your office/organization.

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