The mission of the Oneonta Safe Space Program is to support the campus in its effort to foster a bias-free learning and working environment for LGBTQIA+ persons by providing education and training for the campus community.
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.
Once training is completed, you will have the option to participate as an Oneonta Safe Space Ally Network member by displaying the Oneonta Safe Space symbol. Members commit to the following:
Support Network Member Responsibilities:
- To display network symbol in a visible place for members of the campus community
- To be available to members of the College community who wish to discuss LGBTQIA+ concerns
- To share information about College and community resources related to LGBTQIA+ life and following up when necessary
- To respect people's need for privacy and confidentiality (when appropriate)
- To commit to continuing to learn about LGBTQIA+ issues
If after completing the training, you decide you do not wish to participate as a Safe Space Ally Network member, it is okay. We appreciate your willingness to educate yourself on issues affecting the LGBTQIA+ community.