★ Safe Zone Program

The Truman State University Safe Zone Program was created to have a network of knowledgeable faculty, staff, and students in order to create safe and welcoming environments for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people. Anyone can come join us and become a Safe Zone ally. Training sessions are for people to learn more about LGBTQ issues and LGBTQ issues regarding students at Truman. Contact Summer Pennell at with any questions you may have.


★ Bias-Related Incident

A Bias-Related Incident is any act that appears and or is perceived by the targeted person as motivated, at least in part, by hostility toward the target person or an entire group because of that actual or perceived age, disability/ability status, race, color, gender identity/expression, national origin, religion/spirituality, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, etc.

Reporting Bias-Related Incident

★ Diversity & Inclusion Map

This is an interactive map that includes locations of all-gender and accessible bathrooms on our campus, as well as, additional resources for food insecurity, housing & clothing assistance, wellness, and more. Expand the map to access the additional features and to help find what you may be looking for. Do you have additional questions, or suggestions of services and locations that should be included? Email us at


Building Transparent Relationships Between the Truman Department of Public Safety and the Truman Community


TruAlliance was started in the fall of 2020 as an effort to open the lines of communication between the Truman Department of Public Safety and the Truman community. Designed to improve communication by building trusting, transparent relationships with various groups and offices on the Truman campus, the goals of this group are to: (1) establish proactive communication with student groups on campus, (2) enhance meaningful discussions about topics of importance to the students, (3) provide transparency about processes and procedures, and (4) to establish avenues for proactive, rather than reactive change on campus. This group is meeting by Zoom on Wednesday afternoons at 3:30 p.m. two times a month. We invite anyone who would like to join the conversation. To be included in the bi-monthly zoom invitation, contact Director of Public Safety, Sara Seifert at

Request Invitation to TruAlliance Zoom Meetings

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Everyone has good and bad days—the Center for Diversity and Inclusion helps me with my everyday. Good or bad. I feel loved after visiting.
Jalisa Wines

Class of 2021