Safe Space, Safe Place

The PCOM Safe program creates spaces where all people may feel welcome and safe.

The program is open to all faculty, students, administrators and staff. The program was established to create and offer a safe environment—a room, building or entire campus—for LGBTQIA (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, intersex and asexual/allied) students, staff, faculty, patients and others affiliated with PCOM.

Participants who complete the training are encouraged to identify their offices/workspaces utilizing a symbol placed on their door or other convenient location as safe places for members of the LGBTQIA community.

PCOM Safe exists:

  • To promote acceptance and awareness of the diversity of gender identity and sexual orientation on PCOM campuses.
  • To provide a community of allies for LGBTQIA people.
  • To provide evidence of and visibility for the support of LGBTQIA people and their allies within the PCOM community.


Goals of PCOM Safe Program

  • To provide participants with a common foundation for the understanding of developmental, social, and emotional experiences of LGBTQIA persons.
  • To promote a common understanding of the language associated with Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender, Intersex, Asexual/Allied persons.
  • To clarify the role of an ally in general and at PCOM.
  • To facilitate discussion of the (ongoing) “coming out” process and stages of LGBTQIA identity development.
  • To provide opportunities for self-reflection of personal biases and/or issues on the topic of LGBTQIA people.

PCOM Safe Program Events

PCOM Safe Launch Events

Thursday, October 11, 2018
12 - 2 p.m.
Evans Hall Lobby, Philadelphia campus

Thursday, October 18, 2018
12 - 2 p.m.
Room 1049, Georgia campus

All members of the PCOM community are invited to the launch of the newly created PCOM Safe program to commemorate National Coming Out Day. Free giveaways and light refreshments will be available. The event is sponsored by the PA Office of Diversity and Community Relations, the GA Office of Diversity and Community Partnerships and the LGBTQIA Councils on the Georgia and Philadelphia campuses.

Event Photos