“The student well-being section for the syllabi is a resource faculty may choose to use to inform students of resources offered on campus, but it is not a requirement to be included”
The most remarkable thing about this is that it’s optional and not required.
Campus Reform reports:
EXCLUSIVE: Include LGBTQ ‘Safe Zone’ sticker in syllabus, university tells professors
Albany State University (ASU) is requesting that professors include a LGBTQ “Safe Zones” section on their syllabi.
Campus Reform obtained a copy of the recommended syllabus statement, which explains that the university intends to establish “Safe Zone Spaces” across campus.
“The Safe Zone Project is to help educate people about sexual orientation and gender identity/expression issues and to create a visible network of allies to provide support to the ASU lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) community,” the statement reads.
“However, until the training has been completed, we look for a heart shaped LGBTQ Progress Pride sticker to find those who are willing to help and support you as you navigate your life,” the document continues. “If you see this sticker on an office door, you know you can feel safe with your questions.”
A university spokesperson confirmed the document with Campus Reform, clarifying that the school is not requiring faculty to include the statement.
“The student well-being section for the syllabi is a resource faculty may choose to use to inform students of resources offered on campus, but it is not a requirement to be included,” A.L. Fleming, vice president of university operations and strategic initiatives, said.
“The LGBTQ safe zone project is an optional training faculty and staff may attend,” Fleming added. “This optional training will create a visible network of allies to provide support to students in need.”
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