Thank you for your interest in the Stony Brook University Safe Space! This website is intended to introduce the Safe Space Program to the University community. It is here to encourage faculty, staff, and students to become active and effective allies to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) community.

Stony Brook Safe Space

Our mission is to ensure that Stony Brook University becomes a more inclusive place for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning (LGBTQ) people by fostering a supportive learning and working environment.

The Goals of Safe Space are:

  • To create campus spaces where LGBTQ persons feel safe, supported, and valued as members of our University or campus community.
  • To provide information about resources and appropriate referrals for members of the campus community seeking additional support and information in this area.
  • To expand the network of allies on campus.
  • To build awareness of the issues affecting LGBTQ persons.


Safe Space Foundations is an introductory course designed to raise knowledge and awareness about LGBTQ* topics and available resources. Participants are provided with foundational information and insight necessary to attend the Safe Space Members Workshop if they so choose.

Participants completing employment or educational requirements welcome!

Upcoming Safe Space Foundations Workshops:

Monday, September 8, 2014 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Friday, November 7, 2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Monday, November 24, 2014 - 11:00am - 1:00pm

Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 10:00am - 12:00pm


If you cannot make any of the above trainings, please CLICK HERE to be notified when more training dates are posted.

If you represent a club, organization, department, or team and would like more information about requesting a Safe Space Foundations workshop for your entire group, please contact Chris Tanaka at


The Safe Space Members Workshop is a strictly voluntary program for students, faculty, and staff who have completed the Safe Space Foundations Workshop and are committed to providing a safe and affirming spaces for LGBTQ* and ally students. This workshop will give participants the skills needed in order to become a resource and point of referral for LGBTQ* and ally students. At the conclusion of this workshop participants will have the opportunity to sign the Safe Space Member Contract in order to receive their Safe Space stickers, buttons, magnets, etc.

**Please Note**
The Safe Space Members Workshop cannot be used to fultill employment, internshipo, training, outreach, or other academic requirements.

Upcoming Safe Space Members Workshops:

Coming soon!

Please CLICK HERE to be notified when more training dates are posted.

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