Building a Safe and Inclusive School for All Goes Beyond Having a GSA
Having a GSA on-campus is one important step toward teaching and modeling acceptance and inclusivity in the school. However, to make the greatest difference in the school environment, administrators should use a multi-faceted approach in combating harassment, discrimination and bullying.
The following sections detail very important steps in creating a safe learning environment for all students. While each makes a difference, the greatest difference occurs when all of these safeguards are used together. Additionally, this section contains an LGBTQ+ language guide for school personnel and other allies.
Read On to Learn:
- Why it’s important to train faculty and staff on the issues LGBTQ+ students face every day;
- How an enumerated anti-bullying policy can improve the school, and why it also requires staff and student training;
- What actions allies can take every day to help their school be the most welcoming and inclusive environment it can be.