• The SafeZone Program

    Purpose of the SafeZone Program

    SafeZone is a voluntary program which creates allies, support, and resources for MU lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) students and employees. The purpose of the SafeZone Program is to create a network of allies for and within the LGBTQ community at Monmouth University. By doing so, we hope to reduce homophobia and heterosexism, making our campus a safe and free environment for all members of our community regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

    The SafeZone program is a symbol of this University's efforts to increase awareness and acceptance of the LGBTQ community. SafeZone trainings are open to faculty, administration, staff, and students and are held annually. Upon completion of SafeZone, allies receive a SafeZone sticker to display in their offices or living space.

    Why a Sticker?

    The "SafeZone" sticker, seen on hundreds of college campuses, sends an important message to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning students, employees, and allies. This message is one of understanding, non-judgment, and knowledge of LGBTQ issues and concerns. It is a visual symbol that shows your commitment to provide an atmosphere that is safe and supportive of all individuals regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

    SafeZone

    SafeZone is free and open to anyone who is a part of the Monmouth University community.

    The SafeZone training program is intended to help create allies within and for Monmouth University’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning community. It covers LGBTQ myths and stereotypes, history and terminology, how to be an ally, and more. At the completion of the training participants are given the option to receive a SafeZone sticker for them to hang on their door, signaling that their space is a safe place for the LGBTQ community and allies.

    For More Information

    SafeZone Employee Trainings are advertised though e-mail. If you would like to go through SafeZone training, please call Counseling and Psychological Services at 732-571-7517, or contact Heather Kelly at hkelly@monmouth.edu or 732-571-3586.