ANNVILLE, PA (11/21/2017)-- More than 80 Lebanon Valley College students completed Brave Zone Network Training during the past academic year. The Brave Zone Network trains students, faculty, and staff with the goal of creating an on-campus network of allies and members of the LGBT+ community.
Local students who completed training include:
Erin Kingham of Haddonfield (08033), a graduate of Haddon Township High School, is pursuing a bachelor of science in health science at The Valley.
Catherine Lacovara of Mullica Hill (08062), a graduate of Kingsway Regional High School, is pursuing a bachelor of science in biology at The Valley.
Michael Leone of Swedesboro (08085), a graduate of Kingsway Regional High School, is pursuing a bachelor of science in accounting and business administration at The Valley.
Michelle Dardaris of Williamstown (08094), a graduate of Williamstown High School, is pursuing a bachelor of science in exercise science at The Valley.
The Brave Zone Network trains students, faculty, and staff with the goal of creating an on-campus network of allies and members of the LGBT+ community. The program educates members regarding how to address issues involving the community and how to advocate for peers, family members, and other acquaintances. A large portion of Brave Zone training focuses on education. Trainees are immersed in situations that members of the LGBT+ community often encounter so they will be able to understand the oppression the community experiences.
There are sections of the training that cover vocabulary, pronoun usage and why it's important, understanding gender identity and gender expression, sexual attraction versus sexual orientation, and romantic attraction.
There are more than 150 members involved with the program, including students, staff, and faculty. Members can be recognized on campus by a door decal on their dorm, house, or office door.
Lebanon Valley College is a private, coeducational college founded in 1866 and dedicated to the liberal arts. The College offers 41 undergraduate majors plus self-designed majors and a range of minors, concentrations, and pre-professional options, as well as graduate degree programs in athletic training, business administration, music education, physical therapy, science in STEM education, and speech-language pathology.
The College has 1,624 full-time undergraduate students and 118 full-time faculty. Students can choose from more than 95 clubs and organizations, and 19 study abroad programs. LVC awards generous academic scholarships to those whose high school records demonstrate a commitment to challenge and achievement. Learn more at www.lvc.edu.
Annville is 15 minutes east of Hershey and 35 minutes east of Harrisburg; Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and Baltimore are within two hours.