Caltech Safe Zone Program
The purpose of the Caltech Safe Zone Program ("Tech Zone") is to continue to foster an affirming and engaging campus climate by identifying and educating members of our campus community who are visibly supportive of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, and questioning students, as well as all individuals regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity.
The following downloadable documents developed and published with permission by Jami Grosser (Pride Center Coordinator, Cal Poly Pomona) are used during Caltech's Safe Zone Allies training.
Ideas for Allies
We will help you and your team, unit, or organization move beyond using “diversity” as a buzz word to creating a more inclusive place where everyone can be successful.
Our programs will help you/your group reduce intimidation, encourage empathy, effectively communicate, offer concrete strategies for creating inclusive environments.
Topics of interest may include managing diverse needs of a group, having difficult conversations, unconscious bias training, leadership training, conflict management, intergroup dialogue, identity training, Allyship and communication skills for the 21st Century.Contact the Center for Diversity by email @firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (626)395-6207 to set up an initial consultation.
Center for Diversity Lounge & Lending Library
The lounge is a multipurpose room designed to be a safe space for the LGBTQ+ community at Caltech. The lounge is available for weekly lunch meetings, movie/game nights, small group meetings or as a comfortable space to come and relax.
The lending library holds over 500 LGBTQ-related books, journals, magazines, videos, and other resources, including dozens of contemporary DVDs. Items are available for checkout or to read in the lounge.
Both Caltech’s LGBTQ lounge and lending library are located on the second-floor common area of the Center for Student Services (Room 255). Come visit!
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