What is Safe Zone?
A Safe Zone or Safe Space is a place where all people feel safe, welcome, and included. The Safe Zone program aims to provide an educational lesson to the campus community. Centered around LGBTQ+ individuals and the stigma they can face in daily life. A Safe Zone emblem (shown on the right) can be found in the areas of individuals that have completed the voluntary two and a half hour Safe Zone program. This emblem represents the individual's commitment to increase awareness, and knowledge of the LGBTQ+ community.
MTSU Safe Zone Program
The MTSU Safe Zone program is a voluntary two and a half hour program created to develop confident, knowledgeable and effective allies of the LGBTQ+ community at MTSU. Each participant whom completes a Safe Zone Training may receive a Safe Zone emblem upon competition of the program to be displayed for others to their space is supportive and affirming.
Safe Zone is a community of people who
|will be understanding, supportive, and trustworthy if LGBT+ people need help, advice, or just someone to talk to.|
|will not tolerate or encourage homophobic, transphobic, or heterosexist comments and actions but will address them in an educational and informative manner.|
|have actively participated in the two and a half hour Safe Zone training and have knowledge or information on campus and community resources.|
Departments That Have Participated in the Safe Zone Program
The departments listed below represent departments that have participated in the Safe Zone Program from Fall 2017-present. Each of these departments may be identified by the presence of a departmental Safe Zone placard (pictured above), indicating that there are Safe Zone trained faculty, staff, or administrators present in the office.
|Intercultural & Diversity Affairs Center – Primary Safe Zone||STU, Room 320|
|Albert Gore Research Center||Todd, Room 128|
|Career Development Center||KUC, Room 328|
|Center for Counseling & Psychological Services||503 B E Bell St Suite 1600, Murfreesboro, TN.|
|MTSU Center for Health & Human Services||1114 East Lytle Street, Murfreesboro, TN.|
|MTSU Center for Popular Music||BRAGG, Room 140|
|Center for Student Involvement & Leadership||STU, Room 330|
|Counseling Services||KUC, Room 326|
|Department of Theater - Dance Studios & Offices||MC, Room G040|
|Disability & Access Center, and Testing Services||KUC, Room 107|
|James E. Walker Library||LIB on campus map, 1611 Alumni Drive.|
|University Writing Center – Walker Library||LIB 362|
|June Anderson Center for Women & Nontraditional Students||STU, Room 330|
|MT One Stop||SSAC, second floor|
|Student Health Services||REC, right side of first floor main lobby|
|Student Programming||STU, Room 340|
|Jones College of Business Dean’s Office||BAS N219|
|Business Advising Center||BAS N216|
|Department of Accounting||BAS N425|
|Department of Economics and Finance||BAS N329|
|Department of Information Systems||BAS N333|
|Department of Management||BAS N121|
|Department of Marketing||BAS N429|
|Campus Recreation Center||REC|
|School of Journalism & Strategic Media||BRAGG|
Request Safe Zone Training for Your Department or Office
If you are a faculty or staff member, you may request a training for your department.
Campus Safe Zone Departments & Single-User Facilities