IUP Safe Zone Orientation Materials

  1. Ground Rules (.pdf)
  2. Common Terminology (.pdf)
  3. Indiana County Resources (.pdf)

IUP Campus

LGBTQIA Advocacy Brochure (.pdf)
This document contains information regarding private restrooms on campus, ally development, Lavender Graduation, terminology, and answers to frequently asked questions.

Safe Zone Related Sites

Links to National Organizations

Human Rights Campaign


ACLU on LGBT Rights

Legal information on LGBT civil rights, parenting, relationships and marriage, youth and schools, discrimination against transgender people, employment non-discrimination

Online Educational Resources

  • LGBTQ Mental Health - A comprehensive guide by the National LGBT Health Education Center that includes research and statistics on the health disparities within our community. The guide reveals the inconsistencies LGBTQ folk experience in healthcare comparatively, and outlines steps for health centers and organizations to help fight the stigma while providing options and support for our community.
  • LGBTQ Addiction Guide - A research-based awareness guide on a niche that is often overlooked—addiction in the LGBTQ community. Finding help with substance abuse is often more difficult for LGBTQ people, as many other obstacles are prevalent along with the fight with addiction. This in-depth resource helps alleviate that stress by facilitating help in the form of useful information and support systems.
  • Substance Abuse and the LGBTQ Community - Statistics and guidelines on how to help.