Safe Zone

Safe Zone LogoSafe Zone is a campus-wide training program committed to making the University of Nebraska at Kearney a safer, more welcoming, and inclusive environment for members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, intersex, and asexual/ally (LGBTQIA+) community. The intention of the program is to shift campus climate through education. All workshops are free and open to the campus community. Any student, staff, or faculty member is welcome and all are strongly encouraged to participate. Participation in the Safe Zone program often sends a strong message to campus community members that they are an identifiable source of support and nurturance for LGBTQ+ students, staff, and faculty on our campus.

Safe Zone strives to:

  • Provide a safe zone for LGBTQIA+ people so that they may feel free to be themselves, safe from the threat of harassment.
  • Be a visible presence on UNK’s campus supporting the LGBTQIA+ community
  • Raise awareness and educate others on issues that affect LGBTQIA+ people in an effort to promote an ally community and an affirming campus climate.  
  • Uphold the UNK values of inclusion and respect. Creating a student centered environment that includes all students on campus.
  • Create a community of respect and care for each person.

University of Nebraska Policy on Chosen Name and Gender Identity