Bethel College Safe Zone Program
Bethel College strives to provide every member of our campus community with a safe and equitable environment. The Safe Zone program was developed at Bethel College to clearly identify individuals, programs and services that have made a special commitment to enhancing the quality of life on campus.
The purpose of the Safe Zone program is to provide places on campus where individuals affected by homophobia, hateful acts and/or sexual violence can safely go for support and help. By placing the Safe Zone symbol on their office door, desk or backpack, Safe Zone allies signify that their space is a safe place to talk and seek help.
Safe Zone allies have a vast variety of resources available to help them work at ending oppression in their personal and professional lives and to support and advocate for oppressed populations. Allies of racial, religious and ethnic minorities have been remarkably effective in promoting positive change in the dominant culture. They are instrumental in the area of understanding and respecting sexual orientation.
Bethel College’s Office of Student Activities and Engagement leads the effort to design a safe and inclusive environment for all our students.
Safe Zone Groups
Gay-Straight Alliance is open to members of the Bethel College community regardless of sexual orientation. GSA increases the visibility of the LGBTQ community on campus and helps to promote their interests by providing opportunities to share information and resources and by advocating on behalf of LGBTQ students at Bethel College.
BeLonGTo provides support exclusively to people who identify as LGBTQ or are questioning their sexual orientation. The group is student-led and is not open to the community. Meeting space and times are kept private to protect and respect those who want anonymity.
Our upcoming training dates are:
March 8, 2016 @ 4:30 p.m.
April 14, 2016 @ 4:30 p.m.
May 9, 2016 @ 4:30 p.m.
April 12, 2016 @ TBA
For more information, please contact:
Coordinator of Student Activities and Engagement