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The Safe Space Program identifies Montclair State University faculty, staff and students who have completed our Safe Space training. Participants in the program work to end homophobia and heterosexism on campus and create a visible network of support for the LGBTQ community. Some of the people who display the sticker or button identify as part of the LGBTQ community, while others are allies to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and/or questioning individuals.
Only individuals who have gone through the Safe Space Program are able to display the sticker/button. If someone does not have a Safe Space sticker/button, it does not necessarily mean they are not LGBTQ affirming. If you don’t see a sticker on an office, look for other signs that the space is safe (i.e. rainbow flags, LGBTQ-themed books, etc).
There are a limited number of spaces available per session and pre-registration is required. We have both open and private sessions. Any member of the MSU community can register for an open session. Closed sessions are available for departments, organziations, etc. To request a private session, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
All sessions are four hours.
All registrants must have an active Montclair State University ID number.
Montclair State University LGBTQ Center
The LGBTQ Center of Montclair State University will be a catalyst for change within and beyond our community, creating and sustaining an inclusive, equitable society of intellectual and culturally competent future leaders.
The Mission of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ) Center at Montclair State University is to create a campus environment inclusive and supportive of sexual orientation and gender identity or expression through education, advocacy, and support for students, faculty, and staff. We focus on the unique academic, cultural, and social needs of LGBTQ students, and strive to enhance these students' learning and engagement in the academic process. Through our services, the LGBTQ Center presents educational, cultural, and social opportunities for students, faculty, and staff to challenge intolerance and promote acceptance, thus creating an open and affirming environment void of homophobia, heterosexism, and gender bias.
- Support the developmental process, well-being, academic success, and retention of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students
- Increase community awareness and knowledge about sexual orientation and gender identity
- Promote a campus community that is inclusive of LGBTQ individuals and develops/celebrates allies
- Identify and advocate for LGBTQ inclusive campus programs, services and policies
- Provide resources, programs, and experiences that support and expand student leadership development