The Safe Zone Program
The Safe Zone Program is based on the commitment of Coastal Carolina University faculty, staff, and students to the value of cultural diversity and the needs of lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender/queer (LGBTQ) students, faculty, and staff.
Mission and Purpose
The Coastal Carolina University Safe Zone members are committed to providing an environment in which every student and employee is free to thrive on an academic, professional, and personal level within a community that is based on respect and dignity. We are proud of Coastal Carolina University's culturally diverse population and support cultural diversity in every way possible. The Safe Zone Program sends a message that sexual orientations and gender presentations are part of our culture and are acknowledged and supported. The Safe Zone Program provides a visible network of volunteers for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and other individuals seeking information and assistance regarding sexual orientation, gender identity, harassment, and/or discrimination.
Participation in the Safe Zone program is voluntary. The Safe Zone Program makes no assumptions regarding the reasons people choose not to participate. Publicity about the program clearly describes volunteers as persons who have chosen to be identified and available as resources to offer confidential support, respect, assistance, and accurate information related to LGBTQ issues and concerns.