Safe Space Initiative

Safe Space is a Kennesaw State University campus-wide initiative that offers a visible message of inclusion, acceptance, and support to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals. KSU's goal is to have lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) students, faculty, and staff feel comfortable on campus so that they can perform at their highest level.

History

In 1996, Kennesaw State University (KSU) became one of the first institutions in the University System of Georgia to add sexual orientation to its nondiscrimination statement. The goal of the Safe Space Initiative at KSU is to identify and educate individuals who will affirm and support all persons regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity/expression.

Purpose

Persons displaying the Safe Space logo are committed to combating hatred and discrimination through assistance and support. Posting this logo does not indicate anything about a student, staff, or faculty member’s own sexual orientation. Rather, the KSU Safe Space logo sends a message to students, faculty, and staff that you support the equal treatment of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons.

Safe Space Participants Are:

  • Students, faculty, staff and administrators;
  • Heterosexual, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender KSU community members who are informed about campus and community resources;
  • From a variety of religious and spiritual backgrounds;
  • Respectful of confidentiality;
  • Supportive of the right of all people to participate fully, equally, and openly in the life of this community.

For more information on upcoming trainings, please visit our Training Schedule.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions at safespace@kennesaw.edu.