Safe Zone Program
The Safe Zone Program responds to the needs of the Cal Maritime community. The goal of this program is to provide a welcoming environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (or questioning), intersex and asexual (LGBTQIA) persons by establishing an identifiable network of compassionate persons who can provide support, information, and a safe place for LGBTQIA persons within our campus community.
Those who have committed to this allyship indicate that bigotry and discrimination, specifically towards LGBTQIA persons, has no place in our or any other community. Safe Zone Allies also -
- Provide students and staff on campus an safe space to report any instances of discrimination and harassment
- Assist heterosexual persons in understanding that homophobia and discrimination based on gender identity and expression is illegal, disrespectful and hurts our entire community
- Advance the academy's progress towards a campus that openly celebrates diversity
The "Safe Zone" sticker (above), when placed in a space around campus, identifies a person devoted to providing a safe, supportive, and confidential environment who can offer help, advice or just a willingness to listen to talk about issues of gender identity and expression.