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Office of Multicultural Student Affairs

Safe Zone Program

Over 700+ USC community members have been trained to support the LGBTQ+ population.

Register for a Safe Zone Workshop



Student Safe Zones will continue to be offered virtually only.


Faculty and Staff*

F/S Safe Zones are offered virtually and in-person. 

*graduate students with assistantships may register for a student or f/s workshop depending on their preference


Become a Safe Zone Ally

Attend a Training

We offer trainings multiple times every semester or we can arrange a special session for an individual group. Training sessions last three hours.

After your training you will be certified for three years. If you're comfortable with LGBTQ+ students approaching you to talk about issues, you may choose to display a Safe Zone decal in your office to let others know it is a safe place.

What is Safe Zone?

A program that builds safe space across campus by visibly identifying students, staff and faculty who support the LGBTQ+ population. The program also offers educational and ongoing engagement opportunities for USC community members to explore and understand issues related to the LGBTQ+ community.

Trans Advocacy Training

The Trans Advocacy Workshop is designed to further examine issues of sexual identity and gender expression. This workshop narrowly focuses on transgender identities, issues, and experiences. All interested participants in the Trans Advocacy Workshop are required to complete the LGBT Safe Zone Workshop before registering for the session. Trans Advocacy workshops are available upon request to all students, faculty, and staff.


Registered Safe Zone Allies

See the list of individuals who are Safe Zone certified and have chosen to make their information public. 


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