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Safe Zone

S.A.F.E. Zone: Nurturing Spaces of Belonging for All.

S.A.F.E. Zone acknowledges the intersectionality across the human difference continuum by educating and fostering respect for multifaceted personal identities (e.g., sexuality, gender identity, class, religion, ability status, national origin, cultures, creed, and other preferences). The Safe Zone teams mobilizes campus-wide and community resources to assure physical, emotional, and mental health safety measures and practices.

At Kansas State University we deeply value our Principles of Community.  As such, S.A.F.E. Zone workshops help to provide information and help hold the K-State Family accountable to those standards.


Who are S.A.F.E. Zone allies?

Allies can be any trained faculty, staff, student, or community member at Kansas State University and in the Manhattan area. People in various departments, majors, and fields across campus and Manhattan are encouraged to become a S.A.F.E. Zone Ally.

After your S.A.F.E. Zone ally workshops and training, you may place a S.A.F.E. Zone sticker or button on an office door, backpack, laptop, or any public place.  S.A.F.E. Zone allies signify they are someone who will support and advocate for people with who may be of a historically excluded, marginalized, or silenced identities. 



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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.