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Safe on Campus training scheduled

Feb. 17, 2010

KALAMAZOO--Safe on Campus training sessions have been scheduled this month to teach the basics about being supportive and visible to Western Michigan University's lesbian, bisexual, gay and transgender students.

Safe on Campus training, which consists of three courses, is free and open to WMU students, faculty and staff.

The Level I course provides a general overview of gender identity and sexual orientation while the Level II course is more advanced and can serve as a refresher for past Safe On Campus participants. The Level III course is an advanced seminar that is designed to provide information on pertinent and contemporary discussions in the LBGT community.

February training sessions

  • Tuesday, Feb. 23, 6 to 9 p.m., combined Level I and Level II training, Kiva Room, Faunce Student Services Building.
  • Friday, Feb, 26, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Level I training, Kiva Room, Faunce Student Services Building.
  • Friday, Feb, 26, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Level II training, Kiva Room, Faunce Student Services Building.

Safe on Campus is an educational program that provides basic information about being an ally to LBGT students. 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.

Participants may choose to become members of the Safe On Campus program by signing a pledge of support for LBGT people. Members receive a door sign or button to display in their campus living or work places. This indicates the space is safe for LBGT persons to discuss their concerns.
Safe on Campus facilitators are available to make presentations to classes, student organizations and residence hall groups.

To register for a Safe on Campus training session or request a facilitator, contact the Office of LBGT Student Services at lbgt-coordinator@wmich.edu or (269) 387-2123.

For more information, visit www.lbgt.wmich.edu.

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Media contact: Jeanne Baron, (269) 387-8400, jeanne.baron@wmich.edu

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