Santa Clara University

Office for Multicultural Learning

Safe Space

Safe Space

Santa Clara University affirms the right of all students to live and learn in a safe and respectful environment. Oftentimes, however, students from traditionally marginalized groups --women, people of color, the disabled, the poor, religious, ethnic and sexual minorities-- feel neither safe nor respected on our campus. Creating a safe environment for all students is the concern of the entire University.



The Safe Space program enhances Santa Clara's educational commitment to its students by improving the environment for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) members of our community. By providing physical signs of welcome, such as the sticker shown above, and by inviting the University community to ongoing conversations, we can make a difference for all SCU students.