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Safe Zone

This sticker symbolizes their commitment to act as a ally and resource for LGBTQ members of the EVMS community, to maintain confidentiality, and to encourage an atmosphere of equality and inclusion.

Safe Zone

In the spirit of building a community of inclusion, EVMS Diversity & Inclusion and Student Affairs are bringing the national Safe Zone program to campus! Safe Zone programs promote support of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning/queer (LGBTQ) students, staff, faculty and residents through education and training to establish identifiable allies who are supportive, trustworthy and sensitive to the needs of LGBTQ individuals. Safe Zone aims to make campuses a safer and more accepting environment for all members of a community, regardless of gender identity and sexual orientation.

How to Become a Safe Zone Member

  • Members attend a Safe Zone training, designed to increase the campus community‚Äôs understanding of and capacity to address issues faced by LGBTQ persons. It has been created to improve the institutional climate for student learning and personal and professional development.
  • After attending a training, members display a Safe Zone sticker/button. 
  • Members do not need to be LGBTQ to participate.