Haywood Community College is a participant in the Safe Zone program and seeks to create a climate of safety for all members of the college community. When you see this symbol on someone’s office door or in his/her office, it means that the person is Safe Zone trained and is empathetic and informed about lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ+) issues. Safe Zone trained individuals are willing to provide support and information to HCC students, faculty, and staff in a confidential manner.



Student Wellness
Building 1500; Student Services

HCC Safe Zone Manual

HCC Library Resources 


The Trevor Project – http://www.thetrevorproject.org/ The Trevor Project provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.

Campus Pride - www.campuspride.org Campus Pride is a national online community and resource network committed to student leaders and campus organizations who work to create a safer campus environment free of homophobia, biphobia, transphobia, heterosexism and genderism at colleges and universities.

Human Rights Campaign - www.hrc.org The Human Rights Campaign is the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender political organization with members throughout the country. It effectively lobbies Congress, provides campaign support and educates the public to ensure that LGBT Americans can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community.

Intersex Society of North America - www.isna.org ISNA is devoted to systemic change to end shame, secrecy, and unwanted genital surgeries for people born with an anatomy that someone decided is not standard for male or female.

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force – www.thetaskforce.org Founded in 1973, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Foundation (the Task Force) was the first national lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights and advocacy organization and remains the movement's leading voice for freedom, justice, and equality.

Pursuant to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and other applicable federal and state laws and regulations, the College prohibits discrimination in its services and programs based on race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, gender, gender identity, sex, age, disability, genetic information and veteran status.