Safe Spaces Ally Project
The Safe Spaces Ally Project at Texas A&M University-Commerce is sponsored by:
The Division of Campus Life and Student Development
The Counseling Center at Texas A&M University-Commerce
Nick Patras & Robin Anne Reid
The mission of the Texas A&M University-Commerce Safe Spaces Ally Project is to enhance the campus and community climate in order to create a safer, freer, and more welcoming environment for all individuals regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. We work to reduce inequality, homophobia, transphobia, biphobia, and heterosexism. The Safe Spaces Ally Project is a direct response to the need for increased support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and ally issues on college campuses both locally and nationally, and their surrounding communities.
Messages from the Vice President of Student Access and Success and the Dean of Campus Life & Student Development
Texas A&M University-Commerce is committed to providing access and success for all students. It is important that all students be able to study, live, and work in an environment that fosters treating others with respect and dignity.
Therefore, our university is providing an opportunity to participate in the Safe Spaces program, a national training program, which consists of a curriculum focused on strategies to shape an accepting campus culture.
I encourage you to learn more about Safe Spaces and how we can work together to make certain that every student, regardless of sexual orientation, finds Texas A&M University-Commerce to be a university that supports students in the pursuit of their dreams of achieving a college degree.
Mary W. Hendrix, Ph.D.
Vice-President for Student Access & Success
Texas A&M University-Commerce is a vibrant community of scholars, students and staff dedicated to the uncompromised pursuit of knowledge and truth. In an effort to create an environment conducive to this mission, the division of Campus Life and Student Development is proud to sponsor the Safe Spaces program. Safe Spaces is a national training program designed to foster an environment of respect and understanding for all, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identification.
Please take time to learn more about Safe Spaces. Your participation and willingness to become an Ally is vital to the success of this program. Together we can make certain that every student finds Texas A&M University-Commerce to be a welcoming and accepting campus that celebrates and embraces diversity and uniqueness in all forms.
John D. Kaulfus
Assistant Vice President/Dean of Campus Life and Student Development
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Robin Anne Reid