The main goal of the ESU Safe Zone program is to help provide a visible spin on support of individuals who are members of the LGBTQ+ community. Unlike some other marginalized identities, those who have differing sexual or gender identities can't always tell who their allies are. By participating in this program, you will receive an individually-identifiable placard with the official ESU Safe Zone logo on it for your office or residence hall space, have access to a community of other allies, and be invited to participate in more advanced trainings.

There are two separate ways that you can become involved with the program:

  1. If you've already participated in this type of program in the past or feel that you have a strong knowledge of the needs and issues of members of this community, please complete this screening tool.
  2. Sign-up to attend a training! The next training for faculty and staff will take place on Tuesday, January 8 from 2-4 p.m. in Stroud Hall, Room 118. Light refreshments will be provided and pre-registration is required.

If you are interested in hosting a customized training for your academic department, administrative division, student organization, athletic team, etc. please email Eli Johnson '20 Sexuality Programs Assistant or Dr. Gene Kelly, Interim Director of the Gender and Sexuality Center.

Current Safe Zone Members


If you need any help finding information about the Gender & Sexuality Center, are interested in the work that we do, or have ideas about collaborating on future program, Please contact Dr. Gene Kelly at

Contact Information

Campus Address
University Center
Title of Department Leader
Interim Director
Gene Kelly, Ph.D.
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