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Why should I attend?
Safe Space is excellent professional development for anyone who interacts with students. Unlike other underrepresented students, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students are not recorded demographically. Because they are not “identified” or “measured”, these students often lack institutional support. Faculty and staff have a unique opportunity and a responsibility to help create an environment of inclusion and support.
Additionally, Safe Space advances Armstrong’s goal of enhancing student success to increase retention and graduation rates, and emphasizes the institution’s core value of respecting diversity.
How long will it take?
Expect to spend about one hour to prepare for Safe Space and take a brief pre-workshop survey. The workshop is three hours, with light breakfast provided.
Who is Safe Space for?
Safe Space Training and workshops are specifically designed to train faculty, staff, and administrators in an effort to provide additional support for students. In the present stage of Safe Space, the training workshops aren’t for students to be an active participant; rather beneficiaries from the trained faculty, staff, and administrators.
Will I have to disclose or discuss my sexuality?