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If you are a Member, Please READ

by Glenn Goodfellow

Greetings, We are updating our bylaws so that we are able to get our Members all together once a year, and to let us know their “yea” or “neigh” regarding our updates.  THIS is what we are voting on October 22nd, 2016 at our Oregon Safe Schools Award Celebration. Proposed Bylaws After you read this […]

Share the good news!

by Cindy Surendorf

We want to hear what is working in your school! Please send in an article and we will share if you give us permission. Otherwise, we would just like to know.

Richard E Walker Award – Accepting Nominations

by Meg Krugel

A compassionate and civic-minded individual, Richard E. “Dick” Walker worked tirelessly for the benefit of all students and especially for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students. Before retirement, Walker served as Chair of the Special Education Division at Western Oregon University. He was a founding member of OSSCC and passed away in […]

5th Annual Safe Schools Awards

by Meg Krugel

Come help Oregon Safe Schools and Communities Coalition celebrate those who are leading the way to reduce bullying, harassment and violence at the 2016 Safe Schools Awards. Together with our coalition members from around the state we will acknowledge outstanding work being done by Districts, Schools, Adult Allies, Students and Organizations. 2016 SAFE SCHOOL AWARD DETAILS […]

New Resource for Supporting Oregon’s Transgender Students; Title IX

by Glenn Goodfellow

Oregon Safe Schools & Communities Coalition (OSSCC) has released a new support document to more clearly outline the scope of existing laws and governance with regards to supporting transgender youth in our schools. Findings from the GLSEN 2013 National School Climate Survey clearly indicated that Oregon schools were not safe for most lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) […]

Equity Foundation Grant

by Glenn Goodfellow

Oregon Safe Schools and Communities Coalition is proud to announce that we have been selected as a recipient of a grant from Equity Foundation to sustain and grow our capacity. The funds will be used to begin new exciting programming focused on joining our statewide coalition members more cohesively in order to better serve our […]

New Developments in School Safety Infographic

by Glenn Goodfellow

Some sobering information regarding the current status of our Nation’s school safety, especially in regards to weapon violence. This infographic is from Eastern Kentucky University, click the image below for additional information.  

3rd Annual Safe Schools Report is Released!

by Glenn Goodfellow

“2014 State of the Safe Schools Act” Report is here. With the 2014-15 academic year in full swing, Oregon Safe Schools & Communities Coalition is excited to announce the release of the Third Annual State of the Safe Schools Act report to our members, coalition partners and community leaders. This report has been created through a partnership with OGALLA: The LGBT […]

A Wonderful Time to Thrive Conference

by Glenn Goodfellow

Members and representatives from Oregon Safe Schools & Communities Coalition attended and participated the Human The Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Time To THRIVE, the 2nd annual national conference to promote safety, inclusion and well-being for LGBTQ youth everywhere! It took place over Presidents’ Day Weekend, February 13-15, 2015 at the Hilton Portland & Executive Tower, in Portland, Oregon. The […]