Carnegie Mellon University

What is SafeZone?

SafeZone is a network of allies made up of CMU faculty, staff and students who are committed to providing a safe and affirming environment for all at CMU, including those in the LGBTQ+ community.

The goals of the program are to:

  • identify members of the CMU community who will pledge to provide a safe and supportive contact for LGBTQ+ students, faculty, and staff
  • provide educational opportunities that prepare students, faculty, and staff to serve as resources for the campus community
  • provide a visual statement of support and safety for the LGBTQ+ community

All members of the campus community--students, faculty, and staff of all gender and sexual identities, are invited to join the network. By displaying a SafeZone sign in their work or living space, members of the SafeZone network actively show their support of LGBTQ+ folks.

SafeZone at CMU is sponsored by The Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion.

How can I become a member of SafeZone?

Membership in SafeZone is open to the entire campus community. To become a member of the network, you will be asked to participate in a two-hour training session, which is geared to help you become a better ally. Trainings are offered during the fall and spring semesters. Please see the schedule at the side of this page.

Once you have completed the training, you will be asked to display the SafeZone logo on your office door, or residence hall room, to identify you as a person who is safe to talk to about lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning identities.

Where can I get more information?

Contact:

Jess Klein
jeklein@andrew.cmu.edu / 412-268-2237