WEBINAR: Keeping Your LGBTQ Community Safe: Creating Safe and Supportive Campus Spaces After Orlando

The targeted Orlando attack, blood donation debates and recent bathroom privacy laws only enhance an already marginalized LGBTQ population feeling stigmatized, anxious and nervous about their personal and emotional safety… including on your campus.

How can you reassure your campus LGBTQ community that they are welcome, safe and can succeed at your institution? Now, more than ever in recent history, you have the legal — and moral — responsibility to underscore your visible commitment to your LGBTQ campus community.

It is imperative that college campuses and officials deeply consider — and put into place — intentional practices and procedures to reassure your LGBTQ community that their safety is a high priority; that you will provide learning and social spaces designed specifically for their needs; and that you will affirm their contributions to campus life.

Join our experts, Dr. Grant L. Azdell and Shane L. Windmeyer, as they review specific strategies and necessary practices for supporting and protecting students identifying across the spectrum of sexual and gender identities present on your campus.

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DATE: 

Thursday, July 14, 2016 | 2-3:30 PM ET

Panelist:

Dr. Grant L. Azdell is a principal partner with Azdell-Morgan Organizational Management Solutions, LLC., a consulting firm that specializes in Campus Safety and Security. (Click here for full bio)

Shane L. Windmeyer, M.S., Ed. serves as the cofounder and executive director of Campus Pride. (Click here for full bio)

Participants will take away:

  • Action steps — long term and short term — that your institution can take to create intentionally safe spaces for your LGBTQ populations that support safety and welcome all people to your campus.
  • Lessons learned from real stories of LGBTQ youth — shared by Campus Pride Executive Director, Shane L. Windmeyer — that will give you a clear sense of what qualities, features and spaces your campus can offer to make your LGBTQ community feel safe and secure on campus.
  • Specific practices you can implement to create safer and more welcoming learning environments across campus. Bonus… very specific benchmarks offered from the Campus Pride Inventory for colleges and universities to create safer, more inclusive campus environments.
  • Approaches and policies that you can easily institutionalize that builds a community of trust for your LGBTQ populations across campus.
  • New programming ideas for building and fostering allies within your campus community who can promote LGBTQ equality, safety and celebration.
  • Campus safety training methods for your officers on responding to LGBTQ-related scenarios — with tools that highlight sensitivity towards same-sex relationships, preferred language and privacy considerations when responding.
  • Deliberate ways your faculty can demonstrate a community of acceptance in the classroom on day one. Take away simple and important strategies your faculty can implement into their learning environments and curriculum.

Campus Pride is the leading national educational organization for LGBTQ and ally college students and campus groups building future leaders and safer, more LGBTQ-friendly colleges and universities. The organization provides resources and services to thousands of college students and nearly 1400 campuses annually. Learn more online at CampusPride.org