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.
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.
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.
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:
Division Chair-Education & Psychology/Assistant Professor of Education
Asst. Director of Student Life-Housing/Agassiz Hall Director
Maren Allison Johnson
Executive Director-Child Development Programs/ Grants Office Director
Transfer Specialist, Articulation Agreement Manager, Assistant Director-Enroll. Services
Division of Education & Psychology–Assistant Professor of Education
Liberal Arts-Assistant Professor of Geography
Director of Counseling and Freshmen Retention
Assistant Library Director/ Coordinator of Technical Services
Division of Science and Mathematics–Assistant Professor of Biology/INBRE Researcher
Director of Admissions
Admissions Administrative Assistant
Admissions Coordinator/Veterans Certifying Official
Berg Residence Hall Director/Campus Security
Vice President for Student Affairs
Director of Student Life
Director of Student Success and Disabilities Services
Director of Student Placement/Data Management Coordinator-Education & Psychology Division
Assistant Professor of Sociology-Liberal Arts
Director of Cultural Diversity and Inclusion