Stephen F. Austin State University

Safe Space Training

Safe Space Training

Safe Space Training

A Safe Space is a welcoming, supportive, and safe environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer students. Safe Space Ally Training is designed to help campuses create a safe space for LGBTQ+ students. One of the most effective ways to create a safe space is to be a supportive ally to LGBTQ+ students.

Rainbow Jacks

We envision a Stephen F. Austin State University environment where LGBTQ+ people, inclusive of all of our intersecting identities, are fully liberated and safe.

The Rainbow Jacks initiative is an extension of The Office of Multicultural Affairs, working towards the liberation and safety of LGBTQ+ people on the Stephen F. Austin State University (SFASU) campus. We support individuals who work with/on our campus to educate and support people of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as advocate for more inclusive policies and practices through an intersectional and racially justice framework.

The Rainbow Jacks will do this through:

Education- We will offer best and promising practices through a variety of developmental opportunities. Most notably via semesterly programs, educational documents and resource provisions aimed at addressing specific areas that affect LGBTQ+ communities.

Empowerment & Support- We will cultivate networks of SFASU professionals advocating for and supporting LGBTQ+ communities on the campus, by working towards meaningful inter-generational engagement, providing pipeline support for queer and trans people of color (QTPOC), and connecting members in campus groups.

Collaborative Engagement- We foster collaborative relationships between SFASU professionals and other organizations in our efforts to advocate for a more just and inclusive university.

** Acronyms are tricky and can be both regionally and culturally based. In an effort to more broadly name our communities we use LGBTQ+, QTPOC, and diverse sexual orientations and gender identities in this document to give voice to multiple ways that they may be named.