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The Safe Space Committee strives to reduce homophobia, transphobia and heterosexism in the Old Dominion University community. We are dedicated to a vision of a community that is open, safe, and accepting to all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer or questioning people and allies. We help cultivate this climate through awareness, education, and advocacy.

One Committee, Many Ways to Get Involved!

Are you passionate about providing a safe space for all LGBTQ members of the ODU community? There are many ways to join our efforts.

Faculty/Staff:

  • Becoming a Safe Space Committee member  
  • Participating in Safe Space Ally certification (and encouraging colleagues to do so)
  • Attending or spreading the word about our special events
  • Subscribing to our listserv, or following us on Facebook or Twitter
  • Self-identifying as an ally or LGBTQ on our website
  • Requesting an LGBTQ 101 presentation for your class
  • Joining the LGBTQ faculty/staff caucus    
  • Co-hosting an LGBTQ-related event on campus 
  • Supporting Gay Cultural Studies and ODU Out
  • Getting involved with community organizations such as the LGBT Center of Hampton Roads, ACCESS AIDS, and Hampton Roads Pride

Students: 

  • Educating yourself about LGBTQ concerns and current events
  • Participating in our Certified Student Ally Training
  • Attending or spreading the word about our special events
  • Following us on Facebook or Twitter 
  • Joining ODU Out
  • Staying involved after graduation by joining the new LGBTQ alumni group (also for straight allies)  
  • Signing up to live on the Spectrum Floor
  • Getting involved with community organizations such as the LGBT Center of Hampton Roads, ACCESS AIDS, and Hampton Roads Pride

Safe Space is here for the Monarch Community! 

Fall 2014 Committee Meetings and Locations: Sept. 4 (Isle of Wight), Sept. 18 (Virginia Rice Webb), Oct. 2 (Isle of Wight), Oct. 16 (President's Dining Room), Oct. 30 (Virginia Rice Webb), Nov. 13 (Isle of Wight) & Dec. 4 (Isle of Wight). All meetings are from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.


 


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