Safe On Campus

WMU gold W with rainbowLearn to be a better advocate and ally to lesbian, bisexual, gay and transgender people. 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.

SOC members are given a door sign or a button to display in their campus living or work place. This indicates the space is safe for LBGT persons to discuss their concerns. SOC facilitators may be invited to residence halls, student organizations, and classrooms. Membership is always optional.

The Safe on Campus Training is a 3-hour training and is available each semester to all faculty, students and staff. Additional trainings may be requested for groups of 10 or more. 

Register for a Training

Part 1 - LBGT 101 (1 hour)

A prerequisite to attend Safe on Campus trainings to view the LBGT 101 online module here. The online module is a PowerPoint presentation with audio and close captioning that can be viewed on YouTube. Common LGBTQ terms can be viewed here

Part 2 - eLearning modules (1 hour)

Fill out the registration form to be enrolled in the eLearning modules that you can complete at your own pace/time.  

Part 3 - in-person meeting (1 hour)

The following dates are available to meet in person to discuss questions and practice responding. All meetings will be hosted in the Adrian Trimpe building, Multicultural Center. Please register in advance to ensure safety and room capacity.

  • Tuesday, September 28, 2021 from 3-4pm
  • Thursday, October 14, 2021 from 4-5pm
  • Monday, November 15, 2021 from 3-4pm