What is an SSU Safe Zone Ally?
Allies support and honor sexual and gender diversity. Allies explore and understand any forms of bias within themselves and society. Allies challenge the misinformation and mistreatment caused by heterosexism and homophobia and work to end oppression personally and professionally through support and advocacy.
How Can I become an SSU Safe Zone Ally?
Attend one of our trainings and at the end of the training, you will be asked to sign the pledge below to become an Ally.
SSU Safe Zone Ally Pledge
I believe that our campus is enriched and enlivened by the presence of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, and intersex (LGBTQI) students, staff, faculty and administrators.
I am aware that there exists a Non-Discrimination Policy stating complete intolerance of harassment and prejudice based on sexual orientation and gender. If I witness or experience discrimination, I have the responsibility to contact Sonoma State Employee Relation and Compliance Director (707) 664-4470; every effort will be made by the University officials to maintain confidentiality.
As a trained SSU Safe Zone Ally, I am empowered to challenge misinformation and mistreatment caused by heterosexism and homophobia. I will work to end oppression personally and professionally through support and advocacy. I pledge myself to be open and committed to talk to, listen to, and support any one in need from the LGBTQI community at SSU.