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NEW Safe Space Training modules for 2016!

The new Safe Space workshop training is modeled after the concept of "continuing education" in order to encourage active allyship and to allow participants to stay up-to-date within a changing landscape of gender and sexuality. After completing the Safe Space 101 2.5-hour workshop , faculty, staff and students are invited to become a part of the Oneonta Safe Space Network by displaying the symbol, but network membership is not a requirement for participation in the actual workshop.

Participating members are then encouraged to attend 201 and 301 level workshops in order to expand their allyship skills. After these workshops, partiticants can collect 201 and 301 stickers to display thier renewed committment to allyship.

Responsibilities of Oneonta Safe Space Network Members

  • To display network symbol
  • To be available to members of the College community who wish to discuss lesbian, gay, bisexual and “questioning” concerns
  • To share information about College and community resources related to LGBTQ life
  • To respect people's need for privacy and confidentiality.
  • To commit to continuing to learn about LGBTQ issues

In the Safe Space 101 training you can expect to learn:

  • Ally skills such as making referrals and dealing with students in crisis
  • Campus resources for LGBT students
  • Awareness of campus climate issues
  • Brief overview of LGBT history and current civil rights issues
  • Current research and trends in higher education regarding LBGT students
  • Exploration of cultural stigma and affects on students

Want to get involved? Call the GSRC at 607-436-2190 or email us at gsrc@oneonta.edu to find out more about our training schedule for the Spring 2016 semester.


"The world should not be divided into sheeps and goats."

-Alfred Kinsey, on the diversity of human sexuality

Thirty-nine percent of transmasculine respondents, 38 percent of transfeminine respondents, and 31 percent of gender non-conforming (GNC) respondents reported experiencing harassment compared with 20 percent of men and 19 percent of women.

- The State of Higher Education for LGBT People, 2010

For more information on Safe Space please contact
Gender and Sexuality Resource Center
Phone: 607-436-2190