The Positive Space Campaign at Brock University is an initiative intended to raise the visibility and number of respectful, supportive, educational and welcoming spaces for lesbian, gay, bi, trans, two-spirited, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) students, staff and faculty. It is intended to help create a campus that is free of discrimination on the basis of sexual and gender identities and aims to foster a welcoming atmosphere on campus for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities. This campaign is part of Brock University’s commitment to promoting a respectful work and learning environment for all our community members. It is administered by the Office of Human Rights and Equity Services with the help of volunteer facilitators from the Brock community and using the Justice At Brock committee in an advisory capacity.
Positive Space workshops are free of charge and all interested Brock community members are welcome to attend. That means faculty, staff and students, members of the LGBTQ community and allies. Our two-hour interactive workshop gives participants the knowledge and comfort to become a "positive space" on campus. Attendance earns a postcard and/or button to designate yourself as a Positive Space.
Since its inception in 2004, approximately 700 members of the Brock University community have become Positive Spaces on our campus and in our community. They are designated by a Positive Space postcard and/or a square Positive Space button.