What is Safe Space?
The Emory Safe Space program is a 3.5 hour training designed to help all faculty, staff, and students provide support for the LGBT community at Emory. The program focuses on three goals so that participants who complete the training will be better equipped to help our undergraduate and graduate students achieve success. The primary goal is to provide awareness for participants about the lives and experiences of LGBTQ people. The second goal is to provide knowledge about LGBTQ issues. A large portion of this knowledge focuses on the resources that are available to students within the Emory community and in the Atlanta area. Lastly, the Safe Space program hopes to combine awareness and knowledge to encourage action from our participants to create equity on and off campus. Visit the links to your left for more information about Safe Space facilitators and the allies that have completed our training.
Why become Safe Space trained?
Safe Space training is a great way to learn how to better support your students and coworkers. By completing the training, you signal to your students and colleagues that you are committed to supporting the LGBTQ community. For both those within the community and others, the training also provides information about less visible parts of the community, namely the trans* and bisexual communities. As the Emory community continues to grow, it becomes more important to learn about these often underserved communities.
When are trainings?
Safe Space trainings are offered once per month. We also offer trainings outside of that for groups of six or more people. For more information about when the trainings are this semester and to register, visit our registration page.