Safe Space Training on Salem Campus

Training Offered to be LGBTQ+ Ally on Salem Campus

Regardless of where you are on campus, if you interact with students or other employees, you will meet people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning (LGBTQ+).

Safe Space: Ally Training 101

is the first training in the Kent State University Safe Space training series, which is an on-going effort to make our campus and communities safer places for all people – regardless of sex or gender.

This training is being offered on the Salem Campus from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oct. 7 in room 160.

Participants will learn about bias, stereotypes, current vocabulary and best practices for handling gender and sexuality topics with sensitivity. After completing the training, participants will receive “Safe Space Ally” signs for their offices, indicating their support of the LGBTQ+ community and knowledge of basic gender and sexuality concepts.

Having a basic understanding of correct terminology, and an understanding of what it means to be an ally to the LGBTQ+ community, is essential to supporting all people at the university, regardless of sex and gender.

To register for the Safe Space: Go To Ally Training 101

This training also counts for Beyond Compliance requirements.


POSTED: Friday, September 9, 2016 08:19 AM
UPDATED: Thursday, December 08, 2022 07:20 PM

Columbiana County Rising Scholars are truly reaching for the stars!

Program Director Dr. Jessica Paull just learned that the hygiene kits scholars made last year through the NASA HUNCH program are headed into space. They will be delivered to the International Space Station, but the specific date and mission has not been announced.

Over the summer, major renovations were made in several classrooms on the Salem and East Liverpool campuses, changing how students learn and faculty teach.

Each campus now houses what is known as an active learning space featuring six 75-inch touch screen workstations; six whiteboards; flexible furniture; and technology that allows the instructor to share images between all the monitors in each room.

Starting this fall, Kent State University will offer an evidence-based suicide prevention course through funding from the Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation (OSPF). The class will be offered through the Kent State College of Applied and Technical Studies’ Bachelor of Social Work program at the Ashtabula, Salem and Tuscarawas campuses.

Kent State is the first university in Ohio to provide the course to its students outside of the original course developers at the University of Cincinnati, Old Dominion University, and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.