Safe Zone

logoWhat 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

logo will be understanding, supportive, and trustworthy if LGBT+ people need help, advice, or just someone to talk to.
logo will not tolerate homophobic, transphobic, or heterosexist comments and actions but will address them in an educational and informative manner.
logo have attended the two hour Safe Zone training and have knowledge or information on campus and community resources.

List of Safe Zone Trainers and Trainees

  • Check back this fall for a list of trainers.

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.

Department Location
Intercultural & Diversity Affairs Center – Primary Safe Zone STU, Room 320
Albert Gore Research Center Todd, Room 128
Career Development Center KUC, Room 328
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
June Anderson Center for Women & Nontraditional Students STU, Room 330
MT One Stop SSAC, second floor
Student Health Services REC, right side of first floor main lobby
Student Programming STU, Room 340
Jones College of Business Dean’s Office BAS N219
Business Advising Center BAS N216
Department of Accounting BAS N425
Department of Economics and Finance BAS N329
Department of Information Systems BAS N333
Department of Management BAS N121
Department of Marketing BAS N429

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If you are a faculty or staff member, you may request a training for your department.

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Campus Safe Zone Departments & Single-User Facilities

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