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A friend is someone who understands your past, believes in your future, and accepts you just the way you are.

-Author Unknown

Our Mission

The SJC Safe Zone Program provides advocacy and support for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning (GLBTQ) students, faculty, and staff, while working to educate the wider SJC community about GLBTQ issues.  We welcome any and all individuals into an environment where they know they can feel safe and not face discrimination due to their sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

Our Vision

We are guided by a vision of a campus community where every member has an equal opportunity to grow and learn in a safe and open environment. Through Safe Zone, we hope to promote a general atmosphere of respect on campus, an atmosphere that welcomes diversity in many forms.

What is A Safe Zone Ally?

All SJC Allies have attended a Safe Zone workshop and training to be better equipped to assist GLBTQ students when help is needed. Allies are there to support, advocate and provide resources to students in need. They have signed a pledge to be positive, accepting and supportive of GLBTQ individuals by providing a Safe Zone for all students. All allies will display the Safe Zone logo in a noticeable spot in their workplace.

What is the safe Zone SymboL?

The Safe Zone symbol is an upsidedown triangle with a horizontal rainbow stripes running through it. Above the triangle is the San Juan College logo.

 Safe Zone Allies will display this logo in their window, on their desk or in another visible place in their office.




Program Coordinator:

Lisa Zenno


  • Stacey Allen
  • Kelly Anderson
  • Albert Avery
  • Eric Bateman
  • Vanessa Bedonie
  • Elaine Benally
  • Michele Berkey
  • Sherrie Biringer
  • Ramsi Bodine
  • Stacey Bradley
  • Abby Calcote
  • Cruz Chacon
  • Andrea Cooper
  • John Crouse
  • Liesl Dees
  • Carlton Downing
  • Linann Easley
  • David Eppich
  • Dr. Andrea Erickson
  • Penny Frost
  • Kate Fulton
  • Melissa Gonzales
  • Mabel Gonzalez
  • Lucy Haber
  • Traci Hales Vass
  • Taylor Haskell
  • Dr. Don Hyder
  • Kathy Jensen
  • Sandra Johnson
  • Virginia Jones
  • Christopher Keating
  • Pete Kinnas
  • Mindi Kim Schrum
  • Marti Kirchmer
  • Jeanne Kofron
  • Jenny Lambert
  • Lynn Lane
  • Sarah Lare
  • Lisa (Liesl) Lewis
  • Holly Lopez
  • Kimberly Lowe
  • Jennifer Martinez-Maestas
  • Skylar Masten
  • Ann Marie McCarthy
  • Michael Meherg
  • Brenda Mendez
  • Nancy Mike
  • Dori Molletti
  • Terry Moody
  • Mollie Mook-Fiddler
  • Allan Nass
  • Tonya Nelson
  • Randy Pacheco
  • Dr. Judith Palier
  • Dr. Toni Pendergrass
  • Gregory Penn
  • Michele Peterson
  • Elizabeth Phelps
  • Hannah Rankin
  • Lonnie Rednour
  • Terri Reherman
  • Dr. Kelly Robison
  • Amanda Robles
  • Nicki Roddy
  • Kevin Rothlisberger
  • Chris Schipper
  • Alicia Skipper
  • Marcia Sterling-Penn
  • Stephanie Storhaug
  • Dr. Terry Swan
  • Michael Thompson
  • Alice Trujillo
  • Jennifer Valora
  • Lisa Wilson
  • Risa (Lisa) Zenno

Advisory Board:

Dr. Judith Palier (Co-Chair)

Marcia Sterling-Penn (Co-Chair)