Counseling and Wellness Services is committed to the promotion
and celebration of multiculturalism and diversity. Within our model, Multiculturalism and Diversity refer
to a holistic orientation that appreciates knowledge, skills, and
awareness of the commonalities of humanity and the interacting factors
of age, citizenship, ethnicity, gender, language, mental and physical
ability, race, sexual orientation, social and economic status, spirituality,
and world view.
We are committed to providing a welcoming and comfortable
environment where individuals feel that components of their identity
are recognized, valued, and respected. This environment is established
for all people whom we come in contact with through our missions
of service and training.
We aspire to an environment that is free
from prejudice and discrimination through active training, and
professional and personal growth. This growth will be enhanced
by our openness to discussions about differences and how they impact
both the people we serve and ourselves.
What is SafeZone?
SafeZone programs are typically designed to teach people how
to be supportive allies to lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, and transgendered
persons (GLBT). SafeZone programs work to create a
more accepting and supportive campus climate for
GLBT students by preparing members of the campus community, primarily
faculty and staff, to serve as educational resources and supports
to GLBT students and GLBT issues.