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Safe Zone

Equity and Diversity

Safe Zone

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What is Safe Zone?

  • ETSU Safe Zone is a community of LGBTQ+ allies on ETSU campus who have all undergone an orientation to being an LGBTQ+ ally and signed the ETSU Safe Zone pledge.

How do you identify members of ETSU's Safe Zone?

  • Faculty and Staff who have undergone ETSU Safe Zone training and signed the ETSU Safe Zone Pledge are identified by the ETSU Safe Zone symbol placed in their office/on their office doors.

ETSU Safe Zone Pledge

  • I am committed to fighting anti-LGBTQ+ bias and heterosexism on ETSU's campus and in my community.
  • I believe that ETSU campus is enriched by the presence and diversity of LGBTQ+ people.
  • I believe all people have the right to grow, learn and develop in a healthy and supportive environment free of prejudice and discrimination.
  • I will do what I can to ensure that LGBTQ+ individuals have a safe and comfortable learning environment on campus.
  • I will be a visible supporter of LGBTQ+ people and concerns.
  • I will be a non-judgmental and supportive when discussing issues impacting LGBTQ+ individuals' lives.
  • I will maintain a high level of professional confidentiality when an individual shares her/his identity/story with me.
  • I will continue to educate myself on LGBTQ+ concerns.
  • I will guide, when requested, LGBTQ+ individuals to appropriate resources on and off campus.
  • I grant permission to the Safe Zone coordinators to post my name on the ETSU Safe Zone web listing.



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