The UMSL Safe Zone program serves to identify and train faculty, staff, and students who are sensitive and affirmative to the needs of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, and intersex persons. Our ultimate goal is to reduce the incidence of heterosexism and homophobia on our campus, and thereby promote a campus that is a safer and freer place for all, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.
After completing a 3-hour training session, all Safe Zone participants receive a symbol which identifies them as being supportive points of contact for others on campus with questions related to sexual orientation or gender identity.
This website is designed to provide more information about the UMSL Safe Zone program and its participants. The site also includes links to other LGBT resources on the internet and in the St. Louis community. Thank you for your interest in Safe Zone!