LGBTQ+ Student Services

Safe Space Training Information

Safe Space​​​​​​​

Fall 2020 Safe Space Trainings (all via Zoom)

  • Thursday September 24th | 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
  • Friday October 16th | 1:00 – 3:00 pm
  • Tuesday November 10th | 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

The Safe Space program strives to improve visibility and support for the CSU LGBTQ+ community by teaching participants what it means to be an ally, and discussing the ways that faculty, staff, and students can actively contribute to creating/maintaining a safe and inclusive campus environment for all.

Safe Space trainings are opportunities to learn about LGBTQ+ identities, gender and sexuality, and examine prejudice, assumptions, and privilege. Participants also learn how to assist LGBTQ+ students in making connections with the resources available to them at CSU, in the greater Cleveland community, and across the nation.

Regardless of where you are on campus, if you interact with students or other employees, you will meet people who identify as LGBTQ+. Having a basic understanding of correct terminology and an understanding of what it means to be an ally to the LGBTQ+ community are essential to supporting all people at this university.

After participating in the Safe Space training, participants receive a placard with the Safe Space logo. Displaying this logo in your office or work space is a message to LGBTQ+ students, staff, and faculty that (1) you are a safe and non-judgmental person to talk to, (2) you are committed to increasing your knowledge of, and sensitivity to LGBTQ+ issues, and (3) you strive to enhance the campus climate for LGBTQ+ individuals.

Click here to view a listing of Safe Space Trained faculty and staff.

To register for one of the above sessions, or to schedule a training for your group, email Kara Tellaisha at k.tellaisha@csuohio.edu