What is Safe Zone?
A Safe Zone or Safe Space is a place where all people feel safe, welcome, and included.
Safe Zone areas on MTSU’s campus can be easily identified by the presence of an MTSU
Safe Zone Emblem. The Safe Zone program aims to increase awareness, knowledge, and
skills for individuals and address the challenges that exist when one wants to advocate
for their LGBT+ peers, family members, friends, coworkers, and for themselves.
MTSU Safe Zone Program
The MTSU Safe Zone program is a voluntary two and a half hour program created to develop confident, knowledgeable and effective allies of the LGBT+ community. The program was created to develop, enhance and maintain environments that are culturally aware and supportive of LGBT+ (Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and other sexual orientations and gender identities) individuals, as well as straight allies who are passionate about diversity, equality, and inclusion.
Each participant who completes a Safe Zone Training will receive a Safe Zone Emblem upon competition of the program. The Safe Zone Emblem serves a visual message to LGBT+ and Allied students and colleagues that an employee has attended and completed a Safe Zone training at MTSU.
Safe Zone is a community of people who
|will be understanding, supportive, and trustworthy if LGBT+ people need help, advice, or just someone to talk to.|
|will not tolerate homophobic, transphobic, or heterosexist comments and actions but will address them in an educational and informative manner.|
|have attended the two hour Safe Zone training and have knowledge or information on campus and community resources.|
Departments That Have Participated in the Safe Zone Program
The departments listed below represent departments that have participated in the Safe Zone Program from Fall 2017-present. Each of these departments may be identified by the presence of a departmental Safe Zone placard (pictured above), indicating that there are Safe Zone trained faculty, staff, or administrators present in the office.
|Intercultural & Diversity Affairs Center – Primary Safe Zone||STU, Room 320|
|Albert Gore Research Center||Todd, Room 128|
|Center for Counseling & Psychological Services||503 B E Bell St Suite 1600, Murfreesboro, TN.|
|MTSU Center for Health & Human Services||1114 East Lytle Street, Murfreesboro, TN.|
|MTSU Center for Popular Music||BRAGG, Room 140|
|Center for Student Involvement & Leadership||STU, Room 330|
|Counseling Services||KUC, Room 326|
|Department of Theater - Dance Studios & Offices||MC, Room G040|
|Disability & Access Center, and Testing Services||KUC, Room 107|
|James E. Walker Library||LIB on campus map, 1611 Alumni Drive.|
|University Writing Center – Walker Library||LIB 362|
|MT One Stop||SSAC, second floor|
|Student Health Services||REC, right side of first floor main lobby|
|Student Programming||STU, Room 340|
Register for Safe Zone Training
Request Safe Zone Training for Your Department or Office
If you are a faculty or staff member, you may request a training for your department.
Campus Safe Zone Departments & Single-User Facilities