Loyola University Maryland

LGBTQ+ Services

Safe Zone Members

We live in a world, where identifying as gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans, queer, intersex, asexual, pansexual or questioning is often responded to with anger, fear, silence and sometimes even violence. Because of this climate, it is critical for LGBTQPIA+ individuals to have safer spaces to seek support, understanding, and full access to campus services without fear of marginalization. 

A SafeZone at Loyola sticker helps community members identify "safe" and "brave" spaces where they can freely share aspects of their sexual and gender identities .

By displaying a SafeZone sticker, you are committing to creating a safer place for the discussion of gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans & gender non-conforming, queer, pansexual, intersex, asexual, and questioning related issues and a space where an LGBTQPIA+ individual can be assured that the Loyola community member they are speaking with has made a commitment to better understanding the unique ways that LGBTQPIA+ community members navigate our campus community and systems. 

  1. As a member of the SafeZone Network, I will thoroughly and continually evaluate my personal beliefs and educate myself on LGBTQPIA+ related issues in order to ensure that I am creating a safer space.
  2. As a member of the SafeZone Network, I will create a non-judgmental, open-minded, hate-free environment where it is safer to discuss issues surrounding sexual and gender identity.
  3. As a member of the SafeZone Network, I will challenge language and behavior that is contrary to providing a safe environment both in and out of my personal space.
  4. As a member of the SafeZone Network, I understand that I may be questioned as to why I am committed to being a member. I will use these questions as an opportunity to educate others about the unique experiences of LGBTQPIA+ community members at Loyola.
  5. As a member of the SafeZone Network, I will become familiar with issues, current events, and resources affecting the LGBTQPIA+ community.
  6. As a member of the SafeZone Network, I will remove my sign, if for any reason I begin to question my ability to be a member and provide a safe, knowledgeable, and affirming space.
  7. As a member of the SafeZone network, I agree to uphold the integrity of Loyola's network. For instance, I will not share my sticker or electronic logo with anyone regardless of whether they have participated in Safe Zone training at another college or university; I will not display the logo in a way that suggests an entire office/department is Safe Zone trained if that is not the case; etc.
  8. As a member of the SafeZone Network, I understand that my name and contact information (as listed on this form) will be published in various media and available to those who request it.

Current Members of the Loyola SafeZone Network

  • Marie M. Anderson, Assistant Director, York Road Initiative
  • Brian Barr, Associate Professor, Chemistry 
  • Natka Bianchini, Associate Director, Fine Arts
  • Sean Bray, Director, Campus Ministry
  • Martin Camper, Assistant Professor, Writing 
  • Patrick Cassidy, Assistant Director, Center for Community, Service, and Justice 
  • Tim Cherney, Associate Director, Student Life
  • Samantha Cosenzo, Staff,  Event Services & Auxiliary Management
  • Marian Crotty, Assistant Professor, Writing 
  • Frank Cunningham, Associate Professor, Philosophy 
  • Molly Fredette, Director, The Study 
  • Tracey Frey, Program Coordinator, Office of the Executive Vice President 
  • Kate Grubb Clark, Associate Director, Student Activities 
  • Ellen Hoadley, Professor, Information Systems and Operations Management
  • Jocelyn Kelley, Assistant Director of Support Operations, Access Control Systems - Public Safety/Campus Police
  • Amanda Konradi, Assistant Professor, Sociology 
  • George Miller, Associate Director, Campus Ministry 
  • Mary Beth Mudric, Director, Student Support and Wellness Promotion 
  • Barnaby Nygren, Associate Professor, Fine Arts 
  • Jason Parcover, Director, Counseling Center 
  • Paola Pascual-Ferra’, Assistant Professor, Communication 
  • Jason Prenoveau, Associate Professor, Psychology
  • Michael Puma, Director, Messina
  • Bernadette Roche, Associate Professor, Biology 
  • Terre Ryan, Assistant Professor, Writing 
  • Sara Scalzo, Director - Student Engagement 
  • Christina J. Spearman, Assistant Vice President/Dean of Students
  • Jennifer Stevens, Assistant Director, Counseling Center
  • Patrick Weber, Access Control Manager - Public Safety
  • Rebecca Winkler, Assistant Director, Student Activities
  • Lisa Zimmerelli, Assistant Professor, Writing & Director, Writing Center 
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