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
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.
To register for a Safe on Campus training session or request a facilitator, contact the Office of LBGT Student Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or (269) 387-2123.
For more information, visit www.lbgt.wmich.edu.
Media contact: Jeanne Baron, (269) 387-8400, email@example.com