Safe Space Allies

Symbol: Rainbow (w/black & brown) flag
Year Founded: 2006
Current Co-Directors: TBA
Advisor: Monqiue Stennis

Safe Space Allies works to encourage acceptance and appreciation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and/or questioning, intersex, asexual, two-spirit, and the many other sexual orientations, gender identities, and
romantic orientations someone can affirm who they are (LGBTQIA2S+).

A key component of Safe Space Allies is ally training and awareness campaigns, in which students, faculty, administrators and staff are trained to become Safe Space Allies. In these trainings, participants learn about sexual orientation and related issues, including the implications of coming out and how to combat discrimination and harassment on campus.

The group works to combat homophobia, heterosexism, transphobia, discrimination and harassment based on sexual orientation, perceived sexual orientation or gender identity.

Members who complete the training receive an official flag decal with the logo. Allies are encouraged to post the decal on their residence hall door, in their offices or in other appropriate spaces to show their support for the LGBTQIA2S+ community.