Montana State University

Diversity Awareness Office

Montana State University
P.O. Box 170545
Bozeman, MT 59717-0545

Tel: (406) 994-5801
Fax: (406) 994-5848
Strand Union Building Room 368

Program Manager:

Ariel Donohue

Counseling and Psychological Services

Montana State University
P.O. Box 173180
Bozeman, MT 59717-3180

Tel: (406) 994-4531
Fax: (406) 994-2485
Location: 211 Swingle

24-hr community crisis help line (after business hours)
(406) 586-3333

CPS Diversity Coordinator:

Mariah Hill


What is Safe Zone?

MSU's Safe Zone program is provided by the Diversity Awareness Office in partnership with Counseling and Psychological Services to deliver educational trainings and increase awareness and acceptance of LGBTQIQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, questioning) students, faculty, and staff.

Safe Zone workshops are offered regularly throughout the year to create a network of allies who have been trained in LGBTQIQ issues and can act as resources within the community. Individual offices, departments, and groups may request Safe Zone workshops geared specifically toward their faculty, staff, and students.



This past year, 267 students, faculty, staff, and adminstrators at Montana State University participated in a Safe Zone training.

98% of participants felt more knowledgeable about LGBTQIQ issues after attending a Safe Zone training.
92% of participants felt more confident about speaking out about against homonegativity or transphobia as a result of the workshop.