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

The research Olivia Coontz is conducting is personal. It is also getting noticed.

In April, Coontz presented her research findings at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association in Chicago, accompanied by Dr. Rachael Blasiman, associate professor of psychology at Kent State Salem.

Greetings from Columbiana County:

Another academic year is behind us and what a great year it was. Students and faculty were engaged in research, learning, exploring and discovery. Staff members stayed busy recruiting, advising and promoting our programs. Administrators kept the gears turning and the engines fueled.

Student speakers shared a common theme during Kent State University’s Regional Campus commencement ceremonies this spring: Support. The Ashtabula, Columbiana County (East Liverpool and Salem), Geauga (along with Twinsburg Academic Center), Stark, Trumbull and Tuscarawas campuses held commencement ceremonies earlier this month for close to 1,700 graduates.