Illinois College values diversity in all its forms. In an effort to provide support to the gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, and transgender (GLBT) community, the college actively promotes and supports Safe Zone. Safe Zone provides safe places on campus that are visible and readily identifiable to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals as a place where support and understanding can be found and where bigotry and discrimination are not tolerated.
Safe Zone is also designed as a way for the Illinois College community, from faculty and staff to fellow students, to provide a nonthreatening means to make a statement that understanding and support is offered here. The Safe Zone symbol is a purple triangle. Displaying this symbol does not necessarily mean that an individual is gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender but does identify individuals who have chosen to educate themselves about GLBT issues, have information about college resources, and are respectful and supportive of individuals who are gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender.
Safe Zone Orientation
Anyone interested in participating in Safe Zone must be willing to attend an educational session (approximately 30-60 minutes) to learn about issues related to sexual orientation and resource availability. This material is meant to assist the participant in their efforts to support GLBT individuals. Upon completion of the orientation session the participant will receive a purple triangle for posting. To learn more about the orientation sessions and/or to sign up to participate in Safe Zone contact any of the following individuals:
:: Straights and Gays for Equality (SAGE), Faculty Advisor Craig Steenerson:
:: Templeton Counseling Center, Director Bill Tennill MSW, ACSW, LCSW:
Call 217.245.3073 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
:: Vice President of Student Affairs, Malinda Carlson: