Out on Campus is a safe space for people with a variety of identities & life experiences. Many people who access the OOC space face multiple, intersecting oppressions (racism, ableism, sexism, classism, sizeism etc). By maintaining SAFE SPACE we respect everyone’s right to co-exist in the space, without prejudice.
If you are called on SAFE SPACE or call someone on SAFE SPACE it does not necessarily mean that anyone has done anything wrong. Calling SAFE SPACE is a way to set verbal boundaries and a reminder to everyone to be aware of the conversation and words that are being used in the space.
OOC is a learning space. We encourage people to think before using a word or engaging in a conversation that could be offensive or triggering for other people in the space. If you are unsure, feel free to ask for consent before proceeding. Remember, OOC is a PUBLIC space & not all conversations are appropriate in a public space.
The Bottom Line
OOC encourages free speech and the self-expression of everyone in the space. We believe that through engaging in awareness, critical thinking, and clear communication we can maintian a SAFE SPACE for our diverse community of LGBTQ+ folk and our allies.