Faculty members at The University of Alabama may be one of the first points of contact when a student is facing a difficult situation on campus. Programs like Safe Zone and Harbor will prepare and certify faculty, staff and graduate assistants to provide LGBTQ students and victims of sexual assault, stalking and dating violence with support and resources. In addition, students will often seek advice and resources about getting involved on campus from faculty members. Being knowledgable about student groups on campus will give faculty the ability to point students in a direction that will be beneficial for their learning experience at UA.
The Safe Zone program provides information and resources about becoming an ally for the LBGTQ community. Allies are persons who have been chosen to be identified and available as resources to offer confidential support, respect, assistance and accurate information related to LGBTQ issues and concerns. Faculty display the Safe Zone symbols outside of their doors to let students know that their office is a safe place to talk. Visit the Safe Zone website to learn about upcoming training dates.
Harbor provides faculty, staff and graduate students with the opportunity to develop their knowledge of resources available to victims of sexual assault, domestic violence and stalking. Those certified in Harbor training will make themselves available to students to provide confidential assistance to victims of sexual assault, stalking and dating violence. Faculty who receive Harbor training will display a Harbor symbol outside of their office to let students know that it is a safe place to talk and to learn about resources available to victims. Visit the Women's Resource Center website to learn about upcoming training dates.
With more than 300 campus organizations at the Capstone, students have a variety of options for getting involved. When informed about resources, faculty can be one of the best links between organizations and students. To learn more about resources and initiatives that advocate for student involvement, explore The SOURCE, a directory of student organizations at UA.