LGBTQ Resources

Mary Baldwin is proud of our diverse community and offers a variety of resources for our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning students, and their allies. Facilitation of the resources listed below is provided by the Director of Student Engagement, Erin Paschal. Questions regarding these resources can be directed to her:

Erin Paschal
Director of Student Engagement
Kable House 116B

Safe Zone Program

Safe Zone is a national initiative most often housed on college campuses. This program is intended to visibly identify Mary Baldwin faculty, staff, and students who support the LGBTQ and ally community and are committed to serving as a resource to all LGBTQ individuals.

Those who have completed Safe Zone training place a Safe Zone decal in a visible location indicating that this individual vows to be a respectful listener, provide a safe, friendly, non-judgmental space, maintain confidentiality, and refer others to resources as needed in regards to the LGBTQ community.

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The current list of Safe Zone trained faculty and staff can be found here.

Students Out, Understanding, and Loving Students (SOULS)

SOULS is a student-run campus club. SOULS provides a safe, accepting, and confidential meeting place for LGBTQ and ally students. The club provides a balance of educational, community, and social meetings and events for the LGBTQ community on campus.

SOULS meets every Tuesday at 7pm in The Nuthouse.

The Safe Zone House

The Safe Zone House is a safe, residential space and support hub for LGBTQ students. The Safe Zone House provides various programming to support and educate the entire Mary Baldwin University community regarding the LGBTQ community.

All students who live in the Safe Zone House are Safe Zone trained and can provide active support and mentoring for members of the Mary Baldwin LGBTQ community.

If you would like to contact members of the Safe Zone House, please email

Unisex Bathrooms

There are a number of unisex bathrooms located throughout the Staunton Campus. Please refer to a PDF of the map for locations.

Group Specific Trainings

You can request a LGBTQ training for your club, organization, or group. Email Erin Paschal at to submit your request.