The Safe Space program advances one of Georgia College's guiding principles of “instilling respect for human diversity and individuality,” by affirming people of all sexual and gender identities and lessening the prejudice that limits the university experience and well-being of LGBTQ+ identified students, faculty, staff, facility members and administrators. The overarching goals of Safe Space training are to increase participants’ awareness and knowledge of LGBTQ+ people’s identities and experiences, as well as provide the skills to be an ally for the LGBTQ+ community at Georgia College and beyond.
In Spring 2018, the LGBTQ+ Center redesigned and updated the Safe Space training and program, including the program's associated image. Both the current and former image are pictured below - in locations bearing either Safe Space sticker/image, individuals will find a compassionate person committed to cultivating an open, inclusive atmosphere of caring and support through active listening, informed feedback, referrals and advocacy at GC and in the community.
Current Safe Space identifier
Safe Space image prior to Fall 2017
Safe Space Participants are:
- Faculty, staff, students, facility members and administrators;
- LGBTQ+ and Ally GC community members who are informed about campus and community resources;
- From a variety of religious and spiritual backgrounds;
- Respectful of confidentiality;
- Supportive of the right of all people to participate fully, equally, and openly in the life of this community.
Training Dates & Registration:
Thank you to those who joined us in the spring for Safe Space trainings!
We are hosting a summer semester training on Tuesday, June 26, from 9 a.m. to noon. You can register here.
Check back soon for Fall 2018 training dates!
Note: Safe Space training cannot be made a mandatory training for any individual or group. If you are interested in having your organization or group trained, please contact the LGBTQ+ Center Coordinator to discuss your needs.
If you have questions, please contact Melissa Gerrior
The HUB | Blackbridge Hall
111 S. Clarke St.
Milledgeville, GA 31061