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, or transgender persons by establishing an identifiable network of supportive persons who can provide support, information, and a safe place for LGBT persons within our campus community.
Those who have committed to being "Safe Zone Allies" indicate that bigotry and discrimination, specifically regarding LGBT persons, are not tolerated. Also, to:
Provide students and staff on campus an opportunity to respond to instances of discrimination and harassment based on perceived or self-reported sexual orientation
Assist heterosexual persons in understanding that homophobia and discrimination based on sexual orientation is hurtful to everyone on campus
Advance the academy's progress towards a campus that discourages discrimination and openly celebrates diversity
The "Safe Zone" sticker below is posted in offices and residence hall rooms throughout campus. The sticker 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 sexual orientation and gender identity. LGBT students can immediately recognize to whom they can turn for support. Click here for a listing of Safe Zone trained allies.
For more information about the Safe Zone Program, or to become trained as a Safe Zone Ally, please contact any member of the Unity Council.