Photo Credit: utdallas.edu
Photo Credit: utdallas.edu

King’s College now offers a new program for students who are part of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) community called Safe Space training. This program is to promote sensitivity, awareness and support of those who are self-identified as LGBT. Safe Space training sessions can be easily used to help any and all students that are in need of social support and direction.

 The Safe Space training program had been offered to faculty and staff. However, this year, the office of college diversity opened the program to all King’s students. At this time approximately 20 students and 40 faculty/staff members have completed Safe Space training and become members of the Ally group at King’s. The Ally group is a program that accepts and ensures that the college does not decimate those who are classified as LGBT.

Safe Space training became a needed support for the students from faculty and staff. “King’s has prided itself to find value for every person that step on our campus,” said Nathan Ward, the director of college diversity at King’s.

To be part of Safe Space, students can respond by email to a Safe Space training announcement email and register for a training spot. After the completion of training, each person will receive a door sign and a certificate indicating their completion of training to signify their support for LGBT.