|The SafeZone Community at California State University San Marcos creates a visible
support network for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, and questioning
individuals at the University and within North San Diego County. SafeZone’s educational
opportunities are designed to value and reflect the diversity within LGBTQ communities,
fostering an environment that is affirming, inclusive, and safe. By nurturing open
communication and increasing awareness and knowledge, SafeZone trainings empower community
members to serve as allies, resources, and advocates for LGBTQ individuals.
To provide accurate and effective support to our undocumented students and students
from mixed-status families it is important that CSUSM student service providers have
an understanding of the challenges undocumented students and their families may face,
and a familiarity with the resources available to address those challenges. The CSUSM
Undocumented Student Support Services training addresses this need by offering a workshop
tailored specifically for our students, our campus, and our region.
As a result of participating in this training, attendees will be able to adequately
assess the needs of undocumented students, or students from mixed-status families,
to allow them to identify appropriate campus and/or community resources to address
those needs in a culturally sensitive manner.