Student Alliance for Equality (S.A.F.E.)


The Student Alliance for Equality (SAFE) is a registered student organization that provides support for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex, asexual, queer, and questioning students, faculty, staff members, alumni, and our allies at the University of Central Oklahoma, as well as for members of the surrounding communities.

SAFE sponsors educational programs and advocates tolerance and equality for all people, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

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SAFE promotes friendship and acceptance by sponsoring social events within a safe environment, and it serves as a liaison between the UCO campus and the wider community through its involvement in student government, campus committees, and off-campus activities and initiatives. SAFE also provides information on BGLTQIA issues through forums, public speakers, and support groups. In addition, SAFE sponsors the UCO Safe-Zone Ally Program, and it collaborates with community organizations on a variety of initiatives and programs.

For further information, please contact SAFE president, Rachel Watson ( or SAFE faculty advisors Dr. David Macey (, 974-5922) and Professor Charleen Weidell (, 974-5224).

Summer 2017

Please join SAFE as we participate in this summer’s Oklahoma City and Tulsa Pride celebrations!

Tulsa Pride Parade
7:00 p.m., Saturday, June 3
Stepping Off from S. Boston Ave. at E. 13th St., Tulsa

Oklahoma City Pride Festival
10:00 a.m., Saturday, June 24
N.W. 39th St. between N. Pennsylvania Ave. and N. Youngs Blvd., Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City Pride Parade
6:00 p.m., Sunday, June 25
Stepping Off from N. Classen Blvd. at N.W. 42nd St., Oklahoma City

SAFE 2016

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