Safe Zone

Safe Zone LogoJSU Safe Zone is a campus-wide program that works to ensure a welcoming environment for all gender identities and sexual orientations. By establishing an identifiable network of trained individuals committed to fostering an atmosphere of respect and inclusion, the program provides a safe space for members of the LGBTQ community and their Allies on campus. 

Students can locate Safe Zone areas by locating a Safe Zone sticker on the door of an advocate.  JSU will offer basic and advanced Safe Zone training opportunities every semester to our JSU campus community.  If you want to schedule a departmental training or are interested in helping with the Safe Zone project at JSU, please reach out us at safezone@jsu.edu.

Spring 2021 Safe Zone Training via Microsoft Teams

Part 1: Basic Training

This initial training covers Core Vocabulary, LGBTQ-Inclusive Language Dos and Don'ts, Privilege, and the Coming Out Process.

Friday, February 5, 2021 from 10-Noon

Access Part 1 Training

Part 2: How to Be an Effective Ally

This advanced training covers Evaluating your Allyship, everyday College Scenarios, Ally Tips, and Understanding your Role as an Ally.

Thursday, February 18, 2021 from 1 to 3 pm

Access Part 2 Training

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Spring 2021 Safe Zone Ally Lunches

The Safe Zone Ally Lunches are open to the JSU community.  The lunches provide opportunities for community members to engage, support, and learn more about LGBTQ+ activities and advocacy opportunities in the local community.

April 6, 2021 - 11am
Quintin Cammack, an HIV Advocate will be conversing with us about how to become an ally & support for those living or sharing experiences with someone living with HIV.

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Reporting Concerns to JSU

Our Sex-Based Harassment and Misconduct policy protects you!  Discrimination based on sex, sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking are all prohibited, regardless of gender, age, position, or authority.  As our policy states:

“Jacksonville State University (JSU) is committed to maintaining a safe, inclusive campus community where all can feel secure and free from sexual harassment, discrimination, and misconduct in the classroom, social environments, recreational environments, residential environments, and the workplace. With this in mind, all members of the JSU community are expected to adhere to the requirements of the law, to the standards set forth in this policy, and to other codes of conduct.”

Please report any concerns or contact our Title IX Coordinator Jennifer Argo at jlargo@jsu.edu or 256-782-5769.

Do you have a concern, but it isn’t specifically covered by the policy?  You can still report the concern anonymously and we can make sure that it gets to a staff member who can promptly address your concern.