Safe Space

What is Safe Space? Safe Space is a national program created to help increase the visible presence of staff, faculty and students allies who can help shape a school culture that is accepting of all people, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or any other difference. (GLSEN)

We are excited to share Safe Space with our campus community. For more information, please contact Meg Sheeley Interim Coordinator of Campus Life sheeleym@sunyulster.edu 845-688-1946

When you see an office on campus with the logo (below), you will find a safe haven within.

Safe Space logo

MISSION STATEMENT of the SAFE SPACE TASK FORCE

SUNY Ulster is committed to fostering an academic environment in which there is zero tolerance for any and all forms of homophobia and the assumption that everyone values heterosexuality over other expressions of emotional and sexual preferences.

Our academic community values and respects diversity among our students, faculty, and staff, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. We continually work to educate and sensitize every member of our campus community regarding the damaging effects that prejudicial attitudes and behavior have on adults and youth alike, undermining academic achievement, professional performance, and personal growth.

Our LGBTQ policies and procedures are designed to ensure and promote personal accountability and responsibility, empathy and confidentiality, and the security of our entire campus community. Here at SUNY Ulster, we recognize that this is an ongoing process, but we are committed to ensuring a comfortable and safe academic and social environment for every member of our institution.

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