Are you aware that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth are four times more likely to attempt suicide than their peers? That bullying is a major contributor to academic failure, substance abuse and homelessness for LGBTQIA youth? Would you like to help make safe spaces on this campus for such students, as well as for employees?

You are invited to become a member of Millersville University’s Safe Zone mentoring program, which is being sponsored by the LGBTQIA Committee of the President’s Commission on Cultural Diversity and Inclusion and the Office for Social Equity and Diversity. This program trains University employees to provide support and resources for MU lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender/transsexual, queer/questioning, intersex, allies/androgynous/asexual (LGBTQIA) students and employees. The Safe Zone program has been developed to provide easily recognizable staff and faculty who will be available to students or colleagues for support, mentoring and information regarding helpful resources related to LGBTQIA issues.

What:  Next Safe Zone training session

When:  January 24, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. (includes lunch)

Where:  TBA

To Register:  Fill out the application form on the Safe Zone website

Deadline:  Application due Friday, January 18

Because of the interactive nature of the training, space is limited.

For questions, contact Dr. Blaise Liffick, chair, LGBTQIA committee, at

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