Safe Zone

Safe Zone LogoJSU Safe Zone is a campus-wide program that works to ensure a welcoming environment for all gender identities and sexual orientations. By establishing an identifiable network of trained individuals committed to fostering an atmosphere of respect and inclusion, the program provides a safe space for members of the LGBTQ community and their Allies on campus.  Students can locate Safe Zone areas by locating a Safe Zone sticker on the door of an advocate.  JSU will offer basic and advanced Safe Zone training opportunities every semester to our JSU campus community.

Fall 2019 Training

Fall 2019 Safe Zone Ally Lunches

The Safe Zone Ally Lunches are open to the JSU community.  The lunches provide opportunities for community members to engage, support, and learn more about LGBTQ+ activities and advocacy opportunities in the local community.  Please check the information provided for each Ally Lunch to see the specific topic and if lunch is provided.

  1. Tuesday, September 10th, 12 pm to 1 pm, JSU Multicultural Center - JSU LGBTQ+ Student and Alumni Organizations (Food Provided)
  2. Wednesday, October 16th, 12 pm to 1 pm, JSU Multicultural Center - TBD
  3. Wednesday, November 6th, 12 pm to 1 pm, JSU Multicultural Center - TBD

Resources for the LGBTQ Community

JSU Resources

  1. Office of Diversity and Inclusion - http://www.jsu.edu/diversity/
  2. Counseling Services - http://www.jsu.edu/ccservices/
  3. Student Health Center - http://www.jsu.edu/studenthealth/
  4. Title IX - http://www.jsu.edu/titleix/
  5. LGBTQ Student Clubs/Organizations (Full Spectrum, Secular Student Alliance, JSU Students for Equality, and Umbrella Orientation) - http://www.jsu.edu/studentlife/sga/Organizations.html
  6. LGBTQ Support Group - Group meets Mondays at 4:30 pm in JSU's Counseling office, if you are interested in attending please contact Charlotte Reaves at (256) 782-5475 or careaves@jsu.edu

Support

  1. Trevor Project - https://www.thetrevorproject.org/#sm.0000d9n2ag2yaczbqy4125nnrmh8c
  2. It Gets Better - https://itgetsbetter.org/
  3. Human Rights Campaign (Alabama) - https://www.hrc.org/local-issues/alabama
  4. PFLAG - https://pflag.org/
  5. LGBT Rights Toolkit - https://lgbtrightstoolkit.org/alabama-lgbt-rights-information/
  6. ACLU Alabama - https://www.aclualabama.org/en/issues/lgbt-rights
  7. ALGBTICAL - http://algbtical.org/2A%20ALA%20ACTIVE.htm
  8. Magic City Acceptance Center - http://www.magiccityacceptancecenter.org/
  9. Magic City Wellness Center - https://www.magiccitywellnesscenter.org/
  10. Birmingham AIDS Outreach - https://www.birminghamaidsoutreach.org/
  11. Alcohol Rehab Guide - https://www.alcoholrehabguide.org/resources/lgbtq-alcoholism/
  12. Health Services Center - https://www.hscal.org/clinic-locations/ 
  13. 2nd Chance, Inc. - http://2ndchanceinc.org/
  14. Point Foundation (Scholarships) - https://pointfoundation.org/

LGBTQ News

  1. GLAAD - https://www.glaad.org/
  2. GLAAD Campus Ambassador Program - https://www.glaad.org/campus#intro

Reporting Concerns to JSU

Our Title IX policy protects you!  Our Title IX policy states:

“Members of the Jacksonville State University (JSU) Community, guests and visitors have a right to be free from all forms of gender and sex-based discrimination, examples of which include, but are not limited to, acts of sexual violence, sexual harassment, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, or discrimination based upon their sex, gender orientation or gender identity, or retaliation for reporting the same.”

“Conduct in violation of this policy is not limited to sexual activity.  Any abusive, harassing, or discriminatory conduct based upon a person’s gender, sexual orientation, or sexual identity, real or perceived; any conduct intentionally done based upon a person’s or persons’ gender, sexual orientation, or sexual identity, real or perceived, or that results in depriving an individual or class of individuals of equal enjoyment of educational or employment opportunities or access violates this policy; and any action, conduct or even inaction undertaken in retaliation for making a complaint of sex or gender-based discrimination, or having the same result regardless of intent is also a violation of this policy.”

Please report any concerns or contact our Title IX Coordinator Jennifer Argo at jlargo@jsu.edu or 256-782-5769.

Do you have a concern, but it isn’t specifically covered by the policy?  You can still report the concern anonymously and we can make sure that it gets to a staff member who can promptly address your concern.