First spring Safe Space 101 training scheduled

The first Safe Space 101 training for employees for the spring will be Tuesday, January 14, from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., in Fitzelle Hall room 130. If you’re interested in attending, please RSVP (see instructions below)!

As a reminder, The Oneonta Safe Space Program builds awareness of the issues affecting LGBTQIA+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, Asexual, etc.) people as well as providing training to the campus community to develop skills for allies. The program works to create more campus spaces where LGBTQIA+ people and their allies feel safe, supported, and valued as members of our college community. The 101 Training will provide information, history of the LGBTQIA+ movement, and basic tools for how to be an active ally.

How to RSVP:

1.      Go to

2.      In the top right corner, there will be a button labeled SIGN IN. Click that and log in with your Oneonta username and password.

3.      Once back on the home dashboard, in the search bar, you can type in “Safe Space 101”. The event will populate, and you can select it.

4.      Once you select the event, you’ll go to the specific event page and after scrolling down, you’ll see a section labeled RSVP TO THIS EVENT. Select the option “I will be attending” and click the “RSVP to Event” button. You will get email notification closer to the session date with more information.

Please note: Sessions will need at least 4 RSVPs, otherwise it may be rescheduled.

The full schedule for Safe Space 101 trainings and workshops will be available soon, so stay tuned for more details. For those that have already attended 101 training, stay tuned for information around Safe Space Continuing Education workshops, which will take deep dives into specific topics within 101! These will be available this semester and will be open to all who have attended 101 sessions (students & professionals).

If there are any questions, please contact Emily Phelps, Assistant Director for Student Life & Leadership/GSRC at