Table of Contents
1.What does the Safe Place logo look like?
2.Why should I display the logo?
3.Do I need to be an expert?
4.Where should I display the logo?
5.What is homophobia?
6.What is heterosexism?
7.Where can I get a logo or more information?
What does the Safe Place logo look like?You can look at it on the front page of this site.
Why should I display the logo?The logo signals that you welcome all students and will help everyone without judging them.
Do I need to be an expert on gay/lesbian issues?No. If a student asks for help you can't give, you can help them find someone who can help (for example, the Ferris Counseling Center).
Where should I display the logo?Some possibilities include putting it on the door to your office or on a bulletin board in your area. Look here for more ideas.
What is "homophobia"?Society's misunderstanding, ignorance, or fear of gay, lesbian, or bisexual people. You can read more in "Definitions."
What is "heterosexism"?The assumption that everyone wants to be part of a couple in which one member is a male and one a female. You can read more in "Definitions."
Where can I get a logo or more information?[Contact Jon Shaffer @ 591-3749, Tom Liszewski at 591-5968 or Michael Berghoef at 591-2765.]
This is a Safe Place, where all students can feel comfortable, whether they are gay, lesbian, bisexual, or straight. Our purpose is to create an environment committed to diversity and mutual respect, where all students can feel SAFE in discussing issues that shape and individualize us, regardless of gender orientation, political perspective, or religious belief.