The Safe Space Initiative
The purpose of the Safe Space Initiative is to make the Concordia College campus a safer and freer environment for all members of our community regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. Safe Space members pledge to be confidential, non-judgmental and supportive contacts for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning (LGBTQ) members of the Concordia College community. The Safe Space Initiative also strives to educate the campus community about the initiative.
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Frequently Asked Questions
- What is the Safe Space Initiative?
- What does the safe space sticker mean?
- How do I get a sticker?
- How do I get involved?
- What support is available to LGBTQ individuals and allies on and off campus?
- What does the ELCA say about LGBTQ individuals?
- Who are identified allies on campus?
The Safe Space Initiative facilitates lunch conversations, speakers, and other events. Additionally, The Safe Space Training raises awareness through real-life stories of LGBTQ individuals and allies, encourages examination of attitudes and beliefs, and helps participants identify resources they can use as allies; this training is required in order to receive the Safe Space sticker and is open to faculty, staff, and students.
Safe Space maintains a roster of individuals who have signed the contract to participate in the Safe Space Program, some of whom are listed on our website.
Safe Space provides a link to important offices and organizations on campus, in the community, in the Church, and elsewhere that are helpful to the members of the LGBTQ community and its allies.