The purpose of the Safe Space Initiative is to make the Concordia College campus a safer and freer environment for all members of our community regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. Safe Space members pledge to be confidential, nonjudgmental and supportive contacts for all individuals of the Concordia College community identifying as LGBT+. The Safe Space Initiative also strives to educate the campus community about the initiative.
Supporters sport a sticker
People displaying this sticker are supportive, trustworthy and sensitive to the needs and concerns of all individuals regardless of their sexuality or gender identity. Individuals displaying this sticker have completed the Safe Space training at Concordia.Join the initiative Read the resource guide
The professional philosophy and compassionate practice of the Concordia Health Center unequivocally supports Safe Space on our campus. As staff, we are committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment that respectfully seeks to meet the health and well-being of all members of our college community.
Office of Ministry
We see the process of confronting heterosexual privilege and interrupting the cycle of oppression as central to our work of equipping students for citizenship and leadership in the pluralistic contexts of the U.S. and global community in the 21st century.
Part of the mission of the department of residence life is to provide a safe living environment that promotes personal growth. We strive to listen, support, and work with all students in their living environments and personal development, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.
The Enrollment Division welcomes all students and works to support their goal of obtaining a Concordia education. We pledge to assist both prospective and current students in finding the campus resources and services needed to thrive and succeed at Concordia.
We as staff at the counseling center fully support Safe Space on campus. We believe that social justice can be done through terminating hostile discrimination and creating a nonjudgmental environment. From a psychological perspective, this allows every individual to cultivate a healthy self-identity and to nurture genuine relationships. Free counseling/consultation appointments are provided to the community (students, staff/faculty) to address LGBTQIA issues (e.g., coming out process, supporting a loved one through coming out).
Security / Public Safety
A primary responsibility of the Concordia Public Safety Office is to ensure that all members of the Concordia community may pursue their occupation and/or education without fear for their mental, emotional, and/or physical well-being. Furthermore, Concordia Public Safety is responsible for providing a safe academic, working, and living environment for all of the Concordia community and its visitors. Concordia College Public Safety responds to and investigates all reports of bias-related harassment, intimidation, and violence.
Sexuality and Gender Alliance (SAGA)
The Sexuality and Gender Alliance gives you a chance to meet other students and discuss LGBTQIA+ issues along with planning events that happen throughout the year to raise awareness. SAGA events include the Love is Love T-shirt fundraiser, discussion panels, attending local LGBTQIA+ conferences, hosting Rainbow Prom, and more. We discuss events and topics rarely covered in the classroom and sometimes have activities during our meetings. SAGA meets from 7-8 p.m. every Thursday in the Park Region Lounge. Stop on by -- sometimes we even have treats!