The mission of the Safe Space Program is to support the campus in its efforts to foster a bias-free learning and working environment for people of all genders and sexualities through providing education and training for the campus community.
The Safe Space Allies program builds awareness of the issues affecting LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trasngender, Queer, etc.) people as well providing training to develop skills for allies. The program works to create more campus spaces where LGBTQ persons feel safe, supported, and valued as members of our college community. The program provides workshop series for faculty, staff and students of the college, with a continuing education model. After completing the 101-style workshop, participants will be given the option to join the Safe Space network and display an official Oneonta Safe Space/ Ally symbol in their office space or residence hall room. The symbol signifies the individual's commitment to being a resource and an ally to LGBTQ people. Participants will then be invited to 201 and 301-level workshops to stay up-to-date and active in their allyship skills. See our training page for more.