SAFE@HFC

Our goal is to keep the HFC campuses safe and welcoming for everyone! The information and resources on this site are targeted toward LGBTQ+ individuals and allies, and can strengthen and support all community members.

Student Organization

The Sexuality And Gender Acceptance Club (SAGA) is a student-led group whose mission is to support students in their lives as LGBTQ+ individuals and allies.

Learn more about SAGA by contacting the group's faculty advisor, Charlie Lonsdale calonsdale@hfcc.edu.

Charlie Lonsdale (Chelsea) is a full-time faculty member in the English department who works extensively with students, faculty, and staff across campus.

We also invite all students to reach out to one of our trained Allies at any time.

Employees and Community

SAFE@HFC is a campus organization of faculty and staff LGBTQ+ allies and community members who are spreading awareness on campus, providing support, and connecting students and employees to resources. Some options for participating include:

Learn more about the employee initiative SAFE@HFC or contact safe@hfcc.edu to get involved.

NOTE: While the SAGA student organization is solely for students, SAFE@HFC activities are open to everyone, and we welcome students at any time.

LGBTQ+ resources for the HFC community

In addition to the SAGA student organization and SAFE@HFC organization described above, HFC offers the following resources and information that may be helpful to LGBTQ+ students.

Preferred First Name

Submit a Preferred First Name Change Request form to designate a preferred first name for use in some HFC systems, documents, and communications.

LGBTQ Student Scholarships

Gender-Inclusive Restrooms

Students, staff, and visitors to Henry Ford College’s campuses have access to Gender Inclusive (also referred to as Gender Neutral, Unisex, or Family) restrooms. These restrooms may be used by anyone, regardless of sex, gender identity, or expression. Locations: Gender Inclusive Restrooms are located in buildings on both HFC campuses.

LGBTQ+ Allies

Become a Trained Ally, or find a Trained Ally at HFC.

LGBTQ-related definitions

A brief list of definitions of LGBTQ-related terms.

Other resources

We provide recommendations for a number of other external resources that you may wish to consider. If you cannot find what you are seeking, please reach out to one of our Allies (listed above) for assistance. We are here for you!

A Safe Campus

HFC will continue to provide a safe environment for all students, free from intimidation and discrimination, and with an open and welcoming stance toward all students, staff, faculty, and visitors. HFC prohibits and will take prompt action against all forms of discrimination, harassment, and violence. If you have experienced harassment or related problems on our campuses, or need information relating to harassment, please contact the Student Title IX Coordinator.

A Welcoming College

The HFC community is dedicated to living the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion by providing a welcoming, supportive learning environment. Learn more about what it means to be a member of our welcoming college community.

Student Title IX Coordinator

Munira Kassim
Student Conduct/Compliance and Title IX Officer
Building N, Office 227 mmkassim@hfcc.edu 313-845-6301