Safe Space at COM
What is Safe Space?
The mission of the Safe Space program is to identify, educate, and support allies. Safe Space allies are committed to creating a safe and supportive academic environment through educational opportunities and advocating for the needs and concerns of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer/Questioning students as well as building a community space that does not tolerate physical, verbal or sexual violence.
Safe Spaces at College of Marin include individual allies, their work space, and/or personal space and are easily indicated by the display of a Safe Space placard. Faculty, staff, and students ambassadors who voluntarily participate in the Safe Space ally program demonstrate their commitment, support and advocacy for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer/Questioning community.
Safe Space is only one part of College of Marin's committment to Diversity and Equity
The mission of the Diversity and Equity Advisory Committee (DEAC) at College of Marin focuses on student issues of safety and social justice within our college community. We foster a safe and sustainable academic, cultural, and social environment by supporting difference and diversity, equal access to education, and forums for social justice. DEAC advises the Student Access and Success Committee.
Our Charge: Educate, Advocate, Coordinate, and Celebrate
- Acknowledge barriers as opportunities for growth and advocate for effective change
- Cultivate opportunities for enhanced cultural competencies
- Provide programs and professional development
- Empower students to be global citizens
- Facilitate communication about diversity and equity
Becoming an Ally
Interested in making College of Marin a more welcoming campus for our lesbian, gay, bisexual, intersex, transgender and queer/questioning students, faculty, and staff? Attend one of the flex-time workshops listed under news and events and/or click the link below to take the online training presented through a partnership with between the Chancellor's Office and the Foundation for California Community Colleges.
Now that you have completed the training...
Thanks for completing the LGBTIQQ training on Kognito. If you would like to take a more visible role in being an Ally, please contact either Dave Patterson or Elle Dimopoulos to receive your Safe Space placard.
We thank you for your interest in making College of Marin a more welcoming campus for our lesbian, gay, bisexual, intersex, transgender and queer/questioning students, faculty, and staff. We would like to acknowledge all the continuing work and support already being done by students, staff, faculty and administration who contribute their time selflessly in order to ensure that the College of Marin is a safe educational environment.
Safe Space and Diversity Webpage