Safe Zone at MUSC
About Safe Zone
The Safe Zone Program at the Medical University of South Carolina is designed to reduce homophobia, transphobia, and heterosexism by raising awareness of the presence of these “isms” and their potential impact on individuals in our community. A Safe Zone is a place where one can feel free to talk about being marginalized on the basis of their real or perceived sexual or gender orientation without fear of criticism or hatred. It is a place where one can feel supported, affirmed and valued, not judged.
The members of the Advisory Committee, Safe Zone Program, trainers, and allies are a team of interdisciplinary students, staff, and faculty within the university who are committed to increase awareness and acceptance of people who are marginalized on the basis of their real or perceived sexual or gender orientation. We provide education, training, and support related to diverse issues in order to increase knowledge of the diversity of sexual and gender identity. The MUSC Safe Zone Program symbol, the upside down rainbow triangle, signifies a safe place to discuss issues that impact people who are marginalized on the basis of their real or perceived sexual or gender orientation and provides information on available resources.
The Medical University of South Carolina Safe Zone Program is sponsored by the Office Training and Intercultural Education in the Office of Student Programs. Welcome to the Safe Zone!
The Office of Training and Intercultural Programs is proud to provide the Safe Zone Program in support of the University’s Strategic Plan and our eight identified values:
- Social responsibility
- Fiscal responsibility
- Cultural competence
The Safe Zone Program adds an educational component to the scope of growing resources the Office of Training and Intercultural Programs offer the MUSC community to increase sensitivity toward, knowledge of, and support for marginalized populations and issues that affect them. Welcome to the Safe Zone!