The Safe Zone program aims to create a visible network of support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex (LGBTQI) individuals and their allies by providing an avenue through which any member of the Vanderbilt Community can show their support. By placing the Safe Zone symbol on doors or showing the symbol to others, Safe Zone members signify a space is safe to discuss LGBTQI issues.
Safe Zone extends the physical safe space for LGBTQI students and their allies throughout the campus. This program also creates ongoing educational experiences between Safe Zone members and the Vanderbilt community that encourage student, faculty, and staff to explore cultural identity, values, and stereotypes in order to better understand how these issues impact the greater community.
Safe Zone is run through the Office of LGBTQI Life, part of the Office of the Dean of Students.