Safe Space Program

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Looking for formal training around LGBTQIA+ Issues?

The Oneonta Safe Space Program builds awareness of the issues affecting LGBTQIA+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, Asexual, etc.) people as well as providing training to the campus community to develop skills for allies. The program works to create more campus spaces where LGBTQIA+ people and their allies feel safe, supported, and valued as members of our college community.

The program provides a multi-tier workshop series for faculty, staff, and students of the college, with a continuing education model.

After completing the 101-style workshop, participants will be given the option to join the Safe Space Ally Network and display an official Oneonta Safe Space symbol in a visible location. The symbol signifies the individual's commitment to being a resource and an ally to LGBTQIA+ people. Participants will then be invited to higher tier-level workshops to stay up-to-date and active in their allyship skills. See our training page for more.

See hate? Contact the Bias Act Response Team.


Only 27% of LGBTQ youth can "Definitely" be themselves in school as an LGBTQ person and only 13% have heard positive messages about being LGBTQ in school.

Source: Human Rights 2018 LGBTQ Youth Report Survey

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