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Howard Community College Safe Zone

 

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What is Safe Zone?

Safe Zone is a network of allies committed to providing a welcoming, supportive and safe environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students, faculty and staff that aims to foster an affirmative climate of civility, safety, and support for all members of the campus community.  Its members serve as allies, educators, resources, and advocates.

What are the Safe Zone Values?

  • Respect                                                                           
  • Empower 
  • Support 
  • Promote acceptance
  • Educate
  • Celebrate
  • To be an ally

How Does Safe Zone Work?
Safe Zone provides training to allies who will then provide visible support through the display of the SAFE Zone Logo.  These allies attend a comprehensive training, receive a manual and agree to be supportive of LGBT students and employees.

What is a Safe Zone Ally?
A Safe Zone ally is someone who can provide the following for the LGBT community:

  • Chooses to support and advocate
  • Is informed with accurate and current information
  • Creates a safe and supportive environment
  • Respects confidentiality concerning questions
  • Is open about answering questions
  • Knows about the services available
  • Will continue to learn about issues
  • Will challenge discrimination 

What are the Goals of Safe Zone?

1. Train individuals to become Safe Zone allies so they may serve as resources and support for the LGBT community.

2. Create safe spaces on campus within each department that are highly visible where support, acceptance and understanding are forefront.

3. Create a Safe Zone advisory committee that meets regularly, reviews training materials and plans events.

LGBT Research

  • Nine out of ten students reported hearing at least one derogatory remark regarding their sexual orientation either frequently or often.
  • 37.8% of students experienced physical harassment based on their sexual orientation.
  • LGBT students were found to be five times more likely to skip school due to safety concerns.
  • The average GPA for LGBT students who reported being physically harassed frequently was half a grade lower than LGBT students who experienced less harassment (a GPA of 2.6 compared to 3.1).
  • A recent review of literature suggests that the rate of suicide among LGB youth is 20-40%higher than non-LGB youth.
  • One study found that LGB youth ages 14-21 were significantly more likely to report depression and anxiety than their heterosexual peers.

What is Safe Zone at HCC?
HCC Safe Zone educates members of the college community about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) issues to create a network of allies and a community of full inclusion for all its citizens. HCC offers the following to the LGBT community:

Where Can I Find Safe Zone Allies on Campus?

Athletics and Fitness (AF)

Diane Shumacher
443-518-4522
Athletics and Fitness Center - AF 106

Clark Library (CL)

Crocetta Argento
443-518-4485
International Education - CL 113
 
Christele Cain
443-518-4148
International Education - CL 113
 
Karl Kleve
443-518-4246
Plant Ops (Mailroom) - CL 050
 
Victoria Lappen
443-518-3208
Wellness Center- CL 178
 
Tara Rupp
443-518-4640
Wellness Center- CL 178
 
Zack Kukulies
443-518-4246
Plant Operations - CL 050
 
Maria Maier
443-518-4087
mmaier@howardcc.edu
Plant Ops- PO 011E
 
Duncan Hall (DH)
 
Claudia S. Dungan
443-518-3416
English- DH 232
 
Rita Guida
443-518-4863
English and World Languages
DH 235
 
Nancy Hutchinson
443-518-4097
English and World Languages - DH 141A
 
Rick Leith
443-518-4833
ENGL - DH 234
 
Michael Malloy
443-518-4558
Student Computer Support – DH002
 
Ryna May
443-518-4195
English - DH 243
 
Zachary Pajak
443-472-7874
English - DH 210
 
Angela Wood
443-472-4864
English - DH 335
Health Sciences (HS)
 
Kelly Brukiewa
443-518-4638
Health Sciences -HS 228
 
Nancy Calder
443-518-3048
Health Sciences – HS 210
 
Leigh Giles-Brown
443-518-3424
Health Sciences- HS 229
 
Matthew Palewicz
443-518-3163
Teaching and Learning Services – HSB312
 
Hickory Ridge Building (HR)
 
Althea Augoustatos
443-518-4709
Continuing Education - HR 100
 
Sara Baum
443-518-4976
Continuing Education - HR100
 
Stephanie May
443-518-4279
Continuing Education - HR 100
 
Jacob Blake Mitchell
443-518-4254
Student Computer Support – HR 316
 
Becca Swick
443-518-4108
Continuing Education - HR 100
Andrew L. Brown
443-518-3309
Math -HR 344
 
Robert Ryan
Math - HR 300
 
HVPA Building
 
Renee Barger
443-518-4089
Arts & Humanities Dance - HVPA 210B
 
Teresa Foster
443-518-1480
Arts and Humanities/ Women’s Studies - HVPA 200
 
Harvey Jackson
443-480-2052
Arts & Humanities - HVPA 200
 
Valerie Lash
443-518-4959
Arts & Humanities - HVPA 200B
 
Marie Westhaver
443-518-4190
Arts and Humanities -HVPA 220C
 
McCuan Hall (MH)
 
Brandon Bellamy
443-518-4769
Student Support Services - MH 258
 
Linda Emmerich
410-518-3825
President’s Office – MH 255
 
Louis Garcia
443-518-4031
Arts & Humanities - MH017
 
Aimee Gillette
443-518-3033
Arts & Humanities - MH013
 
Michael Harvey
443-518-3033
Arts and Humanities - MH 141
 
Kimberly McNair
443-518-4454
Student Services Office - MH 261
 
Melanie Moore
443-518-1820
President’s Office – MH 250
 
Nursing Building
 
David Jordan
443-518-3801
Human Resources -N100
 
RCF Building
 
Shoshanna Allaire
443-518-1400
Bookstore – RCF 107
 
Cherisse Carlin
443-518-4776
Financial Aid Services – RCF231
 
Jay Coughlin
443-518-4032
jcoughlin@howardcc.edu
Counseling and Career Services - RCF 335
 
Eileen Diggs
443-518-3044
Counseling and Career Services -RCF 302
 
Kassy Hargadon-Zester
443-518-4428
Counseling and Career Services - RCF 331
 
Sheri Hawes
443-518-4679
Counseling and Career Services - RCF 309
 
Ann Kukulies
443-518-4009
Counseling and Career Services -RCF 310
 
Susan Maloney
443-518-1260
Financial Aid Services – RCF 222
 
Terry Mauceri
443-518-1260
Financial Aid Services – RCF 222
 
Kathy McSweeney
443-518-4606
Disability Support Services
RCF 3015
 
Elizabeth Moss
443-518-4837
Finance - RCF211B
 
Shah Parul
443-518-4789
Academic/Student Support Services – RCF - 353
 
Courtney Sales
443-518-4139
Academic/Student Support Services - RCF 314
 
Joy Stephens
443-518-4288
Counseling and Career Services - RCF 336
 
Ronni Uhland
443-518-4656
Disability Support Services - RCF 3013
 
Catherine Watts
443-518-4460
Academic Support & Career Services – RCF 344
 
Science & Technology Building (ST)
Kathy Lilly
443-518-3550
Science and Technology - ST 251
 
Susan Keach Sweeny
443-518-4112
Social Sciences/ Teacher Education  - ST 156
 
Student Activities (SA)
Llatetra Brown
443-518-4766
Student Life - SA 201
 
Schnell Garrett
443-518-4109
Student Life - SA 201

 

For more information please visit The Wellness Center or Counseling and Career Service