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The "Safe Zone" symbol is a message to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people and their allies. The message is that the person displaying this symbol is understanding, supportive and trustworthy if a lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender person needs help, advice or just someone with whom s/he can talk. The person displaying this symbol can also give accurate information about sexual orientation and/or gender identity.

Our Mission

The mission of the Safe Zone Ally Program is to provide a network of safe and supportive allies to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community at Mayville State University.

Our Goal

The Safe Zone Ally Program responds to the needs of the Mayville State University community. The goal of this program is to provide a welcoming environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender persons by establishing an identifiable network of supportive persons who can provide support, information, and a safe place for LGBT persons within our campus community. Those who have committed to being Safe Zone Allies indicate that bigotry and discrimination, specifically regarding LGBT persons, are not tolerated.

 

Please contact the Office of Diversity and Inclusion for more information regarding resources for our LGBTQ community.

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On February 4th, 2016, MSU hosted Safe Zone Training Level 1 and 2. The training was conducted by Dr. Kara Gravley-Stack. Dr. Gravley-Stack is the Director of Diversity Initiatives, and LGBTQ Program Coordinator at NDSU. MSU has 27 faculty and staff who are certified Level 1 and 2. 

Our Allies are:

Andrea Dulski-Bucholz
Division Chair-Education & Psychology/Assistant Professor of Education
andrea.dulskibucholz@mayvillestate.edu
701-788-4833

Adam Edwards
Asst. Director of Student Life-Housing/Agassiz Hall Director
adam.edwards@mayvillestate.edu
701-788-4822

Shannon Hofer
Librarian
shannon.hofer@mayvillestate.edu
701-788-4815

Maren Allison Johnson
Executive Director-Child Development Programs/ Grants Office Director
allison.johnson.3@mayvillestate.edu
701-788-4743

Connie Kaldor
Transfer Specialist, Articulation Agreement Manager, Assistant Director-Enroll. Services
connie.kaldor@mayvillestate.edu
701-788-4721

Rick Karboviak
Admissions Recruiter
richard.karboviak@mayvillestate.edu
701-788-5266

Kate Keating-Peterson
Division of Education & Psychology–Assistant Professor of Education
katharine.keating@mayvillestate.edu
701-788-4821

Aaron Kingsbury
Liberal Arts-Assistant Professor of Geography
aaron.kingsbury@mayvillestate.edu
701-788-4809

Kristi Lentz
Director of Counseling and Freshmen Retention
kristi.lentz@mayvillestate.edu
701-788-4772

Aubrey Madler
Assistant Library Director/ Coordinator of Technical Services
aubrey.madler@mayvillestate.edu
701-788-4814

Joseph Mehus
Division of Science and Mathematics–Assistant Professor of Biology/INBRE Researcher
joseph.mehus@mayvillestate.edu
701-788-4802

James Morowski
Director of Admissions
james.morowski@mayvillestate.edu
701-788-4619

Debi O’Brien
Admissions Administrative Assistant
debra.obrien@mayvillestate.edu
701-788-4842

Mindy O’Connor
Admissions Coordinator/Veterans Certifying Official
mindy.oconnor@mayvillestate.edu
701-788-4635

Jon Nygard
Berg Residence Hall Director/Campus Security
jon.nygard@mayvillestate.edu
701-788-5238

Carmen Peña
Admissions Recruiter
maria.pena@mayvillestate.edu
701-788-4612

Steven Petherbridge
English/Communications Instructor
steven.petherbridge@mayvillestate.edu
701-788-5270

Andrew Pflipsen
Vice President for Student Affairs
andrew.pflipsen@mayvillestate.edu
701-788-4770

Jeffrey Powell
Director of Student Life
jeffrey.powell@mayvillestate.edu
701-788-4697

Katie Richards
Director of Student Success and Disabilities Services
katie.richards.2@mayvillestate.edu
701-788-4675

Kayla Smith
Director of Student Placement/Data Management Coordinator-Education & Psychology Division
kayla.d.smith@mayvillestate.edu
701-788-4827

Lonamalia Smith
Assistant Professor of Sociology-Liberal Arts
lona.smith@mayvillestate.edu
701-788-4812

Dina Zavala-Petherbridge
Director of Cultural Diversity and Inclusion
dina.petherbridge@mayvillestate.edu
701-788-4710