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What is Safe Zone?

You may see a sticker or sign on campus that indicates a member of CCBC’s faculty, staff, or administration is a “Safe Zone” or has been “Safe Zone Trained.” These signs mean that this person is open to talking about and being supportive of LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer/Questioning +) individuals and identities. 

“Safe Zone” is a term used ubiquitously by schools and workplaces to indicate both the learning opportunity and the people who have completed such training.

At CCBC, look for the following “Safe Zone”-trained representatives at these locations:

Dr. Chris Reber, President
Student Services Center, room 1122D

Dr. Cynthia Marshall, Professor of English and Yoga
Science and Technologies Center, room 4011

Vicki Suehr, Human Resources Generalist
Administrative Services Center, room 5112

LGBTQ students, employees, and community members alike sometimes question whether they will feel safe, welcomed, or supported in a new environment. Displaying “Safe Zone” stickers on campus helps us to communicate to others CCBC’s commitment to creating and maintaining inclusive environments.

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