In light of Leeward Community College’s commitment to the University of Hawai‘i's policy of equal education and employment opportunity and to the principles and practices of nondiscrimination including sexual orientation, gender identity, and expression, the Safe Zone program was established.
The Safe Zone Program's objective is for trained participants to utilize their gained knowledge and skills to foster a safe and inclusive community for LGBTQ+ students, faculty, and staff to promote social justice in the University of Hawai‘i System.
Upon completion of a Safe Zone Training, participants will be invited to become Advocates in the University of Hawai‘i System Safe Zone Program.
Any office or faculty/staff member that has the Safe Zone poster have declared they are advocates.
To view a listing of allies and advocates: http://tinyurl.com/safezoneleeward
For more information: http://www.leeward.hawaii.edu/lgbtq-plus
The Safe Zone program recognizes Leeward Community College's Rae Watanabe, Assistant Professor in English and the late Joan Souza, former Leeward Community College Counselor, for creating the initial safe zone program that is now embraced system-wide.