Students celebrate Pride Day on the Daytona beach campus.

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University strives to make all community members feel welcomed, valued and included,, and equally, to ensure our community is equipped with the knowledge, skills and experience to engage in meaningful dialogue and provide support around LGBTQ+ identities, gender and sexuality, examining prejudice, assumptions and privilege.

Safe Zone

safe zone stickerStudents, faculty and staff are invited to learn more about these opportunities provided through Safe Zone workshops, which provide opportunities to learn and talk about LGBTQ+ identities, gender and sexuality, and examine prejudice, assumptions and privilege. The uncopyrighted curriculum comes from and is being used at universities nationwide. As a result of going through a Safe Zone Workshop, Embry-Riddle students, faculty and staff gain insight on issues of difference, strategies on how to be inclusive and a Safe Zone sticker.

The sticker can be placed outside of one’s office or on one’s laptop for example, to serve as a powerful visual cue that you are knowledgeable and open to people from all sexual orientations and gender identities, and are working to make Embry-Riddle a more welcoming and inclusive environment.
While the workshop traditionally lasts two to three hours (and participants frequently write that they wish the workshops were even long), ERAU has trained facilitators that can cater the curriculum to any group and any length of time – in person or online. The workshop is co-facilitated by trained ERAU employees. It is a thought provoking discussion based safe environment to ask questions and critically think about identity. During the workshop individuals often hear personal stories from LGBTQ+ people and allies.
If you would like more information before signing yourself or your office up for Safe Zone training, please feel free to visit the Safe Zone website or email Kate Bussell at
If you are interested in facilitating Safe Zone trainings, please contact Kate Bussell at or 386-323-8000. They will work with you through the facilitator training manual and meet with you until you feel comfortable co-facilitating Safe Zone.

Contact Us

The Office of Diversity & Inclusion
Residential Hall 3, Room 105

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