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Safe Offices at Texas State

Safe office sign: "We respect the sexual orientation and gender identity and expression of all people.

Offices and departments that are designated as a Safe Office ensure that Texas State LGBTQIA+ students are supported and affirmed by providing inclusive and timely assistance and resources with their academic and personal needs.  A Safe Office is a place where 75% or more of all full-time (FTE) have completed the four hour Allies Training.  

In addition, Safe Offices pledge to:

  • Display Safe Office Placard in highly visible and trafficked area.

  • Post a non-discrimination policy that includes sex, sexual orientation and gender identity in prominent places, such as the website, social media sites and waiting areas.

  • Encourage new employees to participate in creating a safe office by encouraging them to attend an Allies Training.

  • Include and make available LGBTQIA-friendly posters, brochures and magazines in the waiting areas and offices.

  • Update current forms to be gender-neutral.

  • Not allow offensive jokes or comments about LGBTQIA people to occur in the office.



Safe Office Designation

The Safe Office Program is a collaborative effort between the Office of Student Diversity & Inclusion and Alliance of Texas State.

Offices and departments that are designated as a Safe Office ensure that Texas State LGBTQIA+ students are supported and affirmed by providing inclusive and timely assistance and resources with their academic and personal needs.  A Safe Office is a place where 75% or more of all full-time (FTE) have completed the four hour Allies Training.  

In addition, Safe Offices pledge to:

  • Display Safe Office Placard in highly visible and trafficked area.

  • Post a non-discrimination policy that includes sex, sexual orientation and gender identity in prominent places, such as the website, social media sites and waiting areas.

  • Encourage new employees to participate in creating a safe office by encouraging them to attend an Allies Training.

  • Include and make available LGBTQIA-friendly posters, brochures and magazines in the waiting areas and offices.

  • Update current forms to be gender-neutral.

  • Not allow offensive jokes or comments about LGBTQIA people to occur in the office.


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