A project of the IUP Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Commission
The Safe Zone Program establishes a visible network of university employees who wish to be supportive of persons who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender (GLBT). Recognizing that GLBT students and employees may feel isolated or frightened to identify their sexual orientation and/or gender identity, this project strives to develop a supportive campus environment. Members of the project display a symbol on their office door to identify them as a member. The university community will know this person is trained to provide information about university and community resources related to GLBT life. All university employees may apply to participate in the program. Persons who participate in the program agree to the following:
Complete the application below.
The Safe Zone Committee will review all applications and select project participants. Although all IUP graduate students are welcome to apply, priority will be given to those who work on an IUP campus. The committee may interview applicants to obtain additional information.
Give a brief history of your support and commitment to GLBT issues.*
Explain your interest in becoming a member of the project.*
Discuss any training about GLBT issues you may have received.*
Department Where You Are Employed*
Academic DepartmentRequired only if you are a graduate student and your academic department is different than the department in which you work.
Graduation Semester/YearPlease indicate the semester and the year of your graduation or expected graduation date.
Your E-mail Address*
IUP Telephone Number*
Address Line 1*
Address Line 2