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Studology 101 - a message to LGBT youth
There are many resources for you to explore and seek assistance from both on campus and off. For example, on campus we have the Counseling Office and our Safe Zones initiative – more details for both are listed below.

If you experience or witness harassment or discrimination you can report an issue.

Alternatively, you may want to meet with a mentor who has volunteered to provide guidance to LGBTQ students and alert them to resources available to them. These faculty and administrators welcome students to come talk to them.

Finally, you can find off campus resources for the LGBTQ community in New York City.

THE SAFE ZONE INITIATIVE

Safe Zone is a campus wide program designed to visibly identify students, staff and faculty who support lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people and who are willing to act as allies by learning more about the issues facing LGBT communities.  Offices that are identified as Safe Zones are staffed by individuals who have completed a Safe Zone training that goes over some basic knowledge needed to be an effective “safe” person for LGBT students and people who are questioning their own sexual orientation or gender identity.  Participants who have completed the training are given Safe Zone stickers/buttons and a placard.  By wearing the Safe Zone symbols or posting the Safe Zone cards individuals are identifying themselves as people who are comfortable talking to LGBT students about LGBT related issues.  In addition, by posting the Safe Zone sign or symbol, we are affirming that we:

SAfe Zone: Allies Here
  • Are an understanding, supportive and trustworthy listener

  • Believe that the campus is enriched by the presence of LGBT people

  • Are aware of the presence of LGBT students and colleagues

  • Can discuss issues in a nonjudgmental manner

  • Are willing to assist LGBT students in finding information and resources

  • Understand the importance of confidentiality

  • Will use inclusive language, avoid stereotyping, and will not assume everyone is heterosexual

  • Challenge derogatory remarks when you hear them

  • Maintain clear, ethical boundaries

  • Will refer individuals to appropriate professional help when needed
Meet your Safe Zone Allies

If you are interested in participating in a Safe Zone training, please contact Betty Taylor-Leacock, LMHC, Counselor, in the Department of Counseling, at 212-237-8140.


COUNSELING DEPARTMENT

The Counseling Department offers individual counseling, couples counseling, and groups and workshops.  We have a diverse group of professional counselors who are here to serve your needs.  We can assist you if you are feeling anxious or overwhelmed, if you are feeling depressed or down, or if you just want to talk to someone objective about what has been going on in your life.  Some unique concerns that we assist LGBTQ students with include navigating a heterosexist culture, dealing with homophobia, managing relationships with friends and family, and the coming out process.  We can also assist students who may be questioning their sexual orientation.  All of our services are completely confidential and free.  If you’d like to make an appointment, call 212-237-8111, or stop by our offices in 3140 NH.  Check out our website for more information.

Center for Career & Professional Development was recently awarded “gold level LGBT career center certification” by the group Out For Work.