What is a Safe Space?

Safe SpaceAdvocates for Youth state on its website that a Safe Space is “A place where anyone can relax and be fully self-expressed, without fear of being made to feel uncomfortable, unwelcome or challenged on account of biological sex, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, cultural background, age, or physical or mental ability; a place where the rules guard each person’s self-respect, dignity and feelings and strongly encourage everyone to respect others.”

Safe Space stickers indicate a professor, administer, or staff member does not tolerate anti-LBTQ rhetoric, violence, or harassment, and went through training to equip themselves with resources to support the LBTQ community. These people are allies for all individuals who feel marginalized or discriminated against.  Our hope for the UGA community is for all to feel comfortable approaching any individual who has the Safe Space sticker on his/her office. These individuals are committed to being advocates for equality.

For a complete list of Safe Space offices in Rankin M. Smith, Sr. Student-Athlete Academic Center, Stegemen Coliseum, and Butts-Mehre, visit our Safe Space page.



Posted on

November 17, 2016

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