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 LGBTQ persons by providing education and training for the campus community.
The Safe Space Program builds awareness of the issues affecting LGBTQ Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trasngender, Queer, etc.) people as well as providing training to develop skills for allies. The program works to create more campus spaces where LGBTQ people and their allies feel safe, supported, and valued as members of our college community.
The program provides 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 network and display an official Oneonta Safe Space/ Ally symbol in their office space or residence hall room. The symbol signifies the individual's commitment to being a resource and an ally to LGBTQ people. Participants will then be invited to 201 and 301-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
Fact: 74.1% of LGBT students were verbally harassed (e.g., called names or threatened) in the past year because of their sexual orientation and 55.2% because of their gender expression.