Safe Space Program


Safe Space Sticker


Safe Space Program Mission Satement

 The Safe Space campaign actively works to make Southeastern a safe and inclusive place for all students, faculty and staff regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression.  The campaign emphasizes providing educational opportunities, ongoing professional development and programming for students, staff, faculty and administration about the unique challenges that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) individuals and their allies often encounter.  It also works with students, staff, faculty, administration, student organizations and university departments to represent LGBTQ concerns; provides advocacy and resources; and organizes LGBTQ panels and presentations.


What is a "safe space"?

 Faculty or staff who have completed a Safe Space training can choose to display a sticker on their office door indicating that they are an ally of the LGBTQ community and are welcoming and supportive of LGBTQ students.


Where are the safe spaces located?


Safe Space Location Directory

Contact Name

Department Office Location
Amy Baptist Library Sims Memorial Library 123
Louise Billingsley Nursing Kinesiology Bldg 1027
Janie Branham Library Sims Memorial Library 224
Tom Caffery Counseling Center Counseling Center
Brendan Daigle Multicultural & Int'l Student Affairs Mims 215
Chuck Effler Music and Performing Arts MUSA 278A
Karen Fontenot College of Arts& Human & Social Sci. Fayard 302C
Kandace Formaggio Admissions North Campus Bldg B 116
Alice Gibson Kinesiology & Health Studies KHS 101
Patrick Gipson University Police Pride Hall 167
Michelle Hall Institutional Research McGehee Hall 111
Penny Hecker Library Sims Memorial Library 228
Rebecca Hensley Sociology & Criminal Justice Fayard Hall 357A
Richard Himber Purchasing Purchasing Bldg 101
Timothy Hudson Mathematics Fayard Hall 308C
Angela James Counseling Center Counseling Center
Cheryll Javaherian Languages & Communication D. Vickers 242
Eric Johnson Library Sims Memorial Library 248
Natasha Johnson Admissions North Campus Bldg B 137
Marianna Kunow Languages & Communication D. Vickers 243
Dianna Laurent English D. Vickers 234
Linda Lentz Freshmen Success Southeastern Hall 129
Bevann McCartney Housing Pride Hall 107
Paige Moody Counseling Center Counseling Center
Dorothy Nelson Center for Student Excellence Southeastern Hall 111C
Ed Nelson Biology Biology Bldg 421B
Marjorie Parker Admissions North Campus Bldg B 129
Alison Peligrin English D. Vickers 230
Ziba Rashidian English D. Vickers 330
Amanda Robbins Housing Pride Hall 116
Paul Sawyer English D. Vickers 233
Susan Sawyer Teaching & Learning CateTeacher Ed. Center 216
Marc Settembrino Sociology & Criminal Justice Fayard Hall 358B
Jayetta Slawson English D. Vickers 343
Keslie Smith Admissions North Campus Bldg B 136
Lori Smith Library Sims Memorial Library 133
Mary Lou Strong Library Sims Memorial Library 231
Eric Summers Student Advocacy and Accountability Mims 107
Andrew Traver History Fayard Hall 344C
June Williams Health and Human Sciences White Hall 220B


If you're not sure where to find any of the offices above, click here to see the campus map.



When is the training, and how can I get involved?

Safe Space trainings are offered every fall and spring semester. To receive announcements on upcoming trainings, or if you would like more information, please email


Additional Resources: 

standOUT (student organization)

PFLAG: Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians and Gays (New Orleans Chapter)

Forum for Equality

Equality Louisiana

Louisiana Trans Advocates