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What is a Safe Zone?

A Safe Zone is a place where one can feel free to talk about being lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, allied, asexual or intersex without fear of criticism or hatred. It is a place where one can feel not only supported, but affirmed and valued. Welcome to the College of Charleston Safe Zone!

The College of Charleston's Safe Zone committee meets regularly every semester in the Multicultural Student Programs and Services office.

Questions?

If you have questions about attending a Safe Zone Meeting or submitting an agenda item please submit your correspondence and/or suggestions to Lynda Keller, SafeZone Committee Chair at kellerlj1@cofc.edu.

The College of Charleston Safe Zone program is sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Student Programs and Services.

October, 2019 Events

  • Safe Zone-In the Zone:
    “LGBTQ History in the Lowcountry and Campus Resources”
    Tuesday, Oct. 8th, Noon,Stern Rm. 409
  • International Pronouns Day, October 16
    Cougar Mall
  • Safezone Training, October 22, 2019
    Stern room 409, 3:30pm - 5:30pm
  • Safezone Training for EOC, Oct 24, Noon - 2:30pm

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LGBTQ+ Resources at CofC

You have seen the campus signs that read: http://go.cofc.edu/lgbtq 
This goes to  LGBTQ-resources.

The College of Charleston supports members of the LGBTQ+ community and their allies through various campus offices, student groups and programs such as:

Go here for more information:  http://msps.cofc.edu/lgbtq-resources/

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Lowcountry LGBTQ

Lowcountry LGBTQ
The College Libraries are pleased to announce the successful match of a $25,000 challenge gift for 
LGBTQ Life in the Lowcountry, a project dedicated to collecting and sharing the stories of the region's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community.
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Neurodiversity

You have seen these signs on campus: go.cofc.edu/neuro 

What is neurodiversity?

  • Basically, it's the idea that people whose brains are wired differently from the "norm" should be embraced and celebrated!
  • While none of us is normal, this effort has focused on people with autism spectrum disorders, learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities, health impairments, and psychological disabilities.
You need to RSVP for the opening reception with President Hsu on October 7th, 5-6pm, Rita Hollings Room 101.

Previous Events 

SAFE ZONE TAKES PRIDE

The Office Multicultural Student Programs and Services along with Safe Zone sponsored a table
at the 10th Annual Charleston Pride Festival on Saturday, September 14th, 2019 at Brittlebank Park.

Safezone at Charleston Pride

Our presence at the festival helped promote the efforts of the College
in creating a more inclusive place for LGBTQ+ students.

The table was staffed during the day by folks from the Safe Zone Committee, 
the Out Front Initiative, Women’s and Gender Studies, Gender and Sexuality Equity Center, 
Prism, staff from the Documenting LGBTQ Life in the Lowcountry project, and other campus partners.

A special thank you to all those that stopped by the table to say hello and take away information about the College.

Above is Joe Bates, Pynda Keller, Tanner Crunelle,
Zoe Murrie, and other CofC faultye, staff and students.

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Our 2019 Special Lavender Graduation Celebration was Thursday, May 2nd, 2019 

The 2019 photos are on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cofcmsps/

Please see our 2018 photos on the Lavender Celebration page 

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Gender Equity Week was held at the College of Charleston March 4 - 8, 2019
For the March 5th Tabling Event SafeZone was there. And so were others....

Gen Equity Week

Gen Equity Week

Gen Equity Week