HOLLINS Cultural & Community Engagement

Safe Haven

The Safe Haven Program is a series of training workshops offered through Cultural & Community Engagement in an attempt to continue to build a more inclusive and socially aware campus. This program has been designed to assist those who wish to better advocate for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBTQ) community, as well as other oppressed groups.

The goals are to:

  • dispel many familiar stereotypes and myths about homosexuality
  • learn about the experience of LGBTQ college students
  • encourage participants to challenge prejudice, discrimination, and oppression on campus
  • create visible "safe" spaces (all participants will receive a certificate of completion to be posted in or outside of their room/office)
  • become an ally
  • facilitate future Safe Haven trainings (peer to peer training sessions)
  • and much more...

Topics include:

  • coming out process
  • understanding LGBTQ people of color
  • becoming an ally
  • community resources


Safe Haven