The SF State Safe Zone program is a work in progress. A pilot training occurred on 12/15/2011 and the committee is working in the spring 2012 semester to further develop the training for a potential fall 2012 launch to the entire campus community. If you are interested in learning more about the Safe Zone program and/or getting involved, please email email@example.com.
Safe Zone Mission
In the spirit of San Francisco State University’s commitment to social justice and equity, the mission of the Safe Zone is to foster a safe campus environment through building a support network for people of all gender and sexual identities.
The Safe Zone is a voluntary program of trained faculty, staff, and administrators. A person displaying the program symbol has completed a training to develop a greater awareness of issues affecting students of all genders and sexual identities and anyone negatively impacted by heterosexism and homophobia. Those who are trained have agreed to be active, visible, and supportive allies. Any individual seeking help can talk to a Safe Zone person in a safe, confidential, and supportive environment.
Safe Zone Goals
- To foster a campus environment that is inclusive, respectful, and supports retention and the academic and professional success of all students.
- To increase visibility of faculty, staff, and administrators who wish to act as active allies to students of all gender and sexual identities.
- To increase the opportunities for faculty, staff, and administrators to support a safe and non-discriminatory campus and community environment.
- To educate members of the University community on the needs and concerns of students of all gender and sexual identities.
- To provide support, information, and resources to students struggling with issues of prejudice, stigma, homophobia, transphobia, and other discriminatory behaviors based on one’s gender and/or sexual identity.
- To advance the University’s commitment to social justice and equity and honoring student diversity.
Safe Zone Allies
|Student Involvement & Career Centerfirstname.lastname@example.org||338-2174||SSB 206|
|Residential Lifeemail@example.com||338-2722||Housing Business Office (Mary Ward Hall)|
|University Property Managementfirstname.lastname@example.org||405-4417||Towers at Centennial Square G103 (ground level)|
|Graduate Business Programsemail@example.com||817-4322||Downtown Campus 552B|
|Office of Student Conductfirstname.lastname@example.org||338-2032||SSB 403|
|Disability Programs & Resource Centeremail@example.com||338-7878||SSB 110|
|Student Support Services/TRIOfirstname.lastname@example.org||338-2308||SSB 204|
|Educational Opportunity Programemail@example.com||405-3715||SSB 201|
|School of Music and Dancefirstname.lastname@example.org||405-0486||CA 163|
|Disability Programs & Resource Centeremail@example.com||SSB 110|
|Counseling & Psychological Services and Residential Lifefirstname.lastname@example.org||405-4415||Mary Ward Hall|
|Social Work/Student Success Programemail@example.com||405-2458||HSS 218/HSS 254|
|University Property Managementfirstname.lastname@example.org||338-1822||Towers at Centennial Square 104B (ground level)|
|Registrar's Officeemail@example.com||338-2784||One Stop Student Services Building (SSB)|
|Student Affairs/Enrollment Managementfirstname.lastname@example.org||405-2226||SSB 403|
|Melinda Zarrett||College of Liberal & Creative Artsemail@example.com||338-6530||CA 251B|
Safe Zone Committee Members
|Sarah Bauer||Student Involvement & Career Centerfirstname.lastname@example.org||415/338-2174||SSB 206||Rick Nizzardini||Counseling & Psychological Services and Residential Lifeemail@example.com||415/405-4415||Mary Ward Hall|
|Melinda Zarrett||College of Liberal & Creative Artsfirstname.lastname@example.org||415/338-6530||CA 251B|