The goal of the Safe Zone program is to provide a more accepting environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, and questioning students (LGBTQ) and their allies at Virginia Tech. This environment is created utilizing a network of individuals that are commited to providing both a supportive environment for — and accurate information about — LGBT students and their allies.
- To identify a network of allies who are concerned, empathetic, and knowledgeable about LGBTQ issues.
- To provide evidence of the support of LGBTQ people and their allies within the Virginia Tech community by posting a sign as tangible evidence of that support.
- To reduce the fear of reprisal and discrimination by LGBTQ people and their allies within the Virginia Tech community.
- To assist LGBTQ and allied students in achieving their educational goals by creating an environment in which they can be themselves.
Initially established in 1998, the Safe Zone program is a collaborative effort between the Dean of Students Office (now Student Life Office), the LGBTA, and the LGBT Caucus.
For up-to-date information see http://www.mps.vt.edu/lgbtq/safezone.php
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