Loyola University Maryland


Safe Zone Agreement and Members

We live in a world where identifying as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or questioning is often responded to with anger, fear, silence, and sometimes, even violence. Because of this climate, it is critical for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or questioning individuals to have safe spaces to seek support and understanding.  By attending the Safe Zone trainings and displaying our names on this web page, we are committing to creating a safe place for the discussion of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning related issues.

  1. As Allies, we will thoroughly and continually evaluate our personal beliefs and educate ourselves on gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning related issues in order to ensure that we are creating a safe space.
  2. As Allies, we will create a non-judgmental, open-minded, hate-free environment where it is safe to discuss issues surrounding sexual orientation.
  3. As Allies, we will challenge language and behavior that is contrary to providing a safe environment both in and out of our personal spaces.
  4. As Allies, we understand that we may be questioned as to why we are committed to being an Ally and creating a safe space.  We will use these questions as an opportunity to educate others about the importance of Safe Zone.
  5. As Allies, we will become familiar with issues, current events, and resources surrounding gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning issues.
  6. As Allies, we will remove our name from this list if, for any reason, we begin to question our personal ability to be an Ally and provide a safe space.
  7. As Allies, we understand that our name and contact information will be published in various media platforms and will be available to those who request it. This list will not imply a specific sexual orientation, but will imply status as an ally.
  8. We agree to all of the terms of the Ally Agreement and commit to providing a safe space. We take on this responsibility with thought and intention.

Members of the Safe Zone Community

Marie M. Anderson, Assistant Director, York Road Initiative
Kim Banister, Gallery Director, Fine Arts 
Aaron Barnes, Staff Psychologist, Counseling Center 
Brian Barr, Associate Professor, Chemistry 
Natka Bianchini, Associate Director, Fine Arts & Dean of the Class of 2019
Sean Bray, Director, Campus Ministry
Allen Brizee, Assistant Professor, Writing 
China Brown, Program Assistant, Institutional Research 
Martin Camper, Assistant Professor, Writing 
Becky Cassell, Program Coordinator for Counseling Center Operations, Counseling Center
Patrick Cassidy, Assistant Director, Center for Community Service and Justice 
Tim Cherney, Associate Director, Student Life
Donelda Cook, Vice-President, Student Development
Samantha Cosenzo, Staff,  Event Services & Auxiliary Management
Marian Crotty, Assistant Professor, Writing 
Frank Cunningham, Associate Professor, Philosophy 
Mary DeManss, Assistant Director, The Career Center
Kate Figiel-Miller, Assistant Director Service Learning - Center for Community Service and Justice
Thomas Fillion, Senior Psychologist, Counseling Center
Molly Fredette, Director, The Study 
Tracey Frey, Program Coordinator, Office of the Executive Vice President 
Kate Grubb Clark, Associate Director, Student Activities 
Tracy Gore, Assistant Director, The Study 
Elise Gower, Associate Director Campus Ministry - Center for Community Service and Justice
Ellen Hoadley, Professor, Information Systems and Operations Management
Jocelyn Kelley, Assistant Director of Support Operations, Access Control Systems - Public Safety/Campus Police
Monica Kim, Human Resources Generalist - Human Resources
Amanda Konradi, Assistant Professor, Sociology 
Linda Kraft, Office Assistant, Counseling Center 
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
Luzmaria Renjifo, Visiting Affiliate Instructor - Modern Languages and Literatures
Bernadette Roche, Associate Professor, Biology 
Maria Ruiz-Rosique, Affiliate Instructor, Modern Languages and Literatures
Terre Ryan, Assistant Professor, Writing 
Julie Ryder, Assistant Director, Research and Sponsored Programs
Sara Scalzo, Director - Student Engagement 
Christina J. Spearman, Dean of Students
Jennifer Stevens, Assistant Director, Counseling Center
Patrick Weber, Access Control Manager - Public Safety
Rebecca Winkler, Assistant Director, Student Activities
Adrienne Wood, Support Operations Coordinator, Public Safety 
Lisa Zimmerelli, Assistant Professor, Writing & Director, Writing Center 
Kathy Zulty, Office Assistant, The Women’s Center