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​IVC LGBTQ Safe Spaces

Irvine Valley College LGBTQIA Safe Space program aims to increase awareness of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, intersexed, and asexual/ally communities on campus, to support the college’s efforts to promote an accepting, supportive, and diverse learning environment, and to create a welcoming and tolerant environment for all members of the campus community.

Online Safe Space Training Resources: Please view this presentation (Safe Space PowerPoint​) until you are able to complete an in-person Safe Space training at IVC. Also available is this Safe Space training (click here) and this guide (click here). To understand the differences between gender identity, gender expression, biological sex, sexual attraction and romantic attraction, see this easy diagram (click here).

To post a Safe Space sign in your office or on your course website, see sample image here (link) or a page of six to color print (link here). You can also add a Safe Space logo to your email signature (link here).

Faculty: To prevent bullying and foster a safe learning space in your classroom, considering joining the #Day1 campaign and read the declaration (link here) on the first day of class, post it on your course website, or attach it to your syllabi.

IVC Safe Space


Erin Pollard
Pride Scholars Faculty Counselor
T: 949-451-5324

Shalonda Abubakar
Pride Scholars Project Specialist
T: 949-451-5335

Ana Flores
LGBTQ Campus Liaison & Senior Health Office Assistant
T: 949-451-5342
E: Email
O: SSC 150

Henry Carnie
LGBTQ Campus Liaison & Assistant Professor of History
T: 949-451-5805
E: Email
O: LA 212