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Safe Zone
Located in Counseling Services
232 English/Counseling Services Bldg.
Manhattan, KS 66506

Kodee Walls, Ph.D.
Safe Zone Coordinator

Sugeetha Balasubramaniam
Safe Zone Graduate Assistant

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Safe Zone

At Kansas State University we deeply value our Principles of Community.  As such, the Safe Zone program (Students, Administrators, and Faculty for Equality) helps provide information and helps hold the K-State Family accountable to those standards.


The purpose of the Kansas State University Safe Zone program is to create allies for oppressed, marginalized, and silenced groups. Allies are remarkably effective at promoting positive change in the dominant culture. Safe Zone acknowledges the intersectionality of diversity by educating and fostering respect for multifaceted personal identities (e.g., sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnic identity, class, religion, ability status, etc.). By placing a Safe Zone sticker or button on an office door, backpack, or laptop, Safe Zone allies signify they are someone who will support and advocate for people with oppressed, marginalized, or silenced identities.


Who Can Participate?

Everyone can participate!  The Safe Zone program is open to anyone who wants to increase their knowledge about being an ally to members of diverse communities.  We can help you identify campus resources relevant to the K-State Community and discuss current issues and trends related to diversity.

Even if you're not sure whether you want to fully commit to becoming an ally, we invite you to join us for the introductory trainings!

All Safe Zone events and free and open to the public for the education of our community.

Want to get emails from Safe Zone?

Please e-mail Safe Zone at safezone@k-state.edu to receive information on trainings, events, etc.



Safe Zone is a part of the Campaign for Nonviolence and a coalition of the following campus resources:
Counseling Services
Center for Advocacy, Response, and Education (CARE)
LGBT Resource Center
Office of Student Life, and
Office of Institutional Equity.