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April 13, 2023

SAFE Zone Advanced Workshop with Office of Student Life

Submitted by Brandon Haddock

The Kansas State University SAFE Zone program — Students and Faculty for Equity — in the Department of Diversity and Multicultural Student Affairs, invites K-State faculty and staff to a workshop from 2-3 p.m. Monday, April 17, via Zoom.

The Office of Student Life will provide the workshop about the critical services that the office and staff provide to K-State students. This advanced workshop is for faculty and staff who wish to learn more about the Office of Student Life to become better allies for the campus community.

Please register for the April 17 workshop.

Anyone who has attended a SAFE Zone Introductory Workshop before fall 2019 is encouraged to attend this workshop and upcoming SAFE Zone advanced workshops. Advanced workshop sessions include presentations from SAFE Zone partner offices, including the CARE office, Office of Student Life, LGBT Resource Center, and Lafene Counseling and Psychological Services, with a focus on faculty and staff rights and responsibilities. Attendees should gain knowledge of campus resources and communities and develop skills to assist students and colleagues.

SAFE Zone exists to provide open and affirming spaces throughout the K-State campus where individuals affected by discrimination, violence, hateful acts and other forms of marginalization can go for support and assistance. K-State faculty, staff, students and community members can become SAFE Zone allies as a way to publicly show their commitment to understanding human difference, practicing inclusion and promoting equity across campus and community.

SAFE Zone continues to be part of the university's efforts to create an open and affirming campus since the 1970s. SAFE Zone was created to help those facing discrimination based on sexual orientation. The revitalization of the initiative in 2002 created a more comprehensive and ever-evolving SAFE Zone effort to fit the needs of current K-State community members. Allies become educated to help those coming from a variety of backgrounds and identities with needs concerning exclusionary acts like intimidation, micro and macro aggressions, discrimination, LGBTQ-related concerns or sexual violence.

For more information, contact Brandon Haddock, student services coordinator in Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, at bhaddock@k-state.edu.