Safe on Campus trainings set for spring

contact: Jeanne Baron
| WMU News

Photo of a rainbow flag.KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Safe on Campus training sessions have been scheduled for spring semester to teach the basics about being a better advocate and ally to lesbian, bisexual, gay and transgender people.

The Safe on Campus program is a free, three-hour training program that is available each semester to all students and faculty and staff members.

Spring training schedule

Four spring trainings have been scheduled, all in the Trimpe Building's Multicultural Center. Additional trainings may be requested for groups of 10 or more.

  • Thursday, Jan. 12—9 a.m. to noon.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 8—9 a.m. to noon.
  • Wednesday, March 1—1 to 4 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 6—1 to 4 p.m.

About Safe on Campus

Participants receive information on practical strategies for addressing homophobia, learn ways to support students who are "coming out," and gain an understanding of respectful language use.

They have an optional choice to become members of the program by signing a pledge of support for LBGT people. Members are given a door sign or a button to display in their campus living or working space.

That display item indicates the space is safe for LBGT persons to discuss their concerns. Safe on Campus facilitators may be invited to residence halls, student organizations and classrooms.

To register for training or obtain more information, visit wmich.edu/lbgt or call the Office of LBGT Student Affairs at (269) 387-2133.

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