Safe Zone Project Form for Students
Do you want to join the Safe Zone Project at Murray State University?
The Safe Zone Project, through education, advocacy, visibility, and skill development, supports faculty, staff, and student employees to become allies for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students and colleagues. The Project is designed to radically reduce prejudice and discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression at Murray State University by creating a safe and affirming campus. The Safe Zone symbol sends a message that the person or unit displaying it has decided to be an active and visible ally, can be trusted to maintain confidentiality, and will respond to the individual with understanding, support, and empathy.
By joining, I commit to the following avoid labeling, be an advocate, and consult with LGBT/allied faculty, staff, and students for feedback on support when needed to assist an LGBT student. Above all, I agree to act with compassion, respect, and dignity. I will notify the LGBT Coordinator if I can no longer serve in this role and need to have my name removed from the project’s participant list. Further, as a student participant, I commit to participate in at least one student-focused Safe Zone Project training at Murray State University.
Upon receipt of this form and registering for a training opportunity, you will be contacted to meet with the LGBT Coordinator to receive your Safe Zone symbol to display in your work area.