Mission and Objectives

The mission of the Safe Zone (SZ) program is to create a safer, more inclusive environment for LGBTQIQA (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, questioning and asexual) individuals in our community.

Safe Zone programs are part of a national initiative dedicated to training faculty, staff, students and support services at colleges and universities in an effort to create safe and inclusive environments for individuals of all sexual and gender identities.

Safe Zone Logo

The primary objectives are to:

  • Promote the emotional and physical safety of the university's sexually and gender diverse student, faculty, staff, and patient populations.
  • Cultivate a supportive and respectful environment conducive to educational achievement, professionalism, and overall health and well-being.
  • Train students, faculty and staff as SZ allies and advocates so that they may serve as resources for the Augusta University campus, the Augusta University Medical Center, and the broader Augusta area.

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The Office of Diversity and Inclusion and Lambda Alliance celebrated LGBTQ+ History Month in October.

The events kicked off on National Coming Out Day with the viewing of a short movie featuring Augusta University faculty, staff, students and community members discussing their unique experiences with coming out.

Lambda Alliance Comes Out