Unlike more visible underrepresented groups on college campuses, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, and/or questioning (LGBTQ+) students cannot be easily identified. Similarly, there is no easy method of identifying persons supportive of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered persons, and other diverse populations. Safer People Safer Spaces provides a way for supportive students, faculty, and staff at Penn State Behrend to prominently and non-verbally illustrate that they are a safe contact for all people.
Members of the campus community can become allies by participating in a Safer People Safer Spaces workshop where you would receive a sticker to be placed on your door, window, or another location. The sticker identifies your location as a “safer area”—safer from hatred, prejudice, and homophobia.
Workshops are provided periodically throughout the academic year. Look for an invitation. If interested in scheduling a workshop for your group or unit, please contact our office at [email protected] and we would be happy to facilitate one.