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Safe Zone Program

Students, staff and faculty who support and advocate for the LGBTQ+ community can go through our training program to visibly identify themselves as Safe Zone allies.

Register for a Student Workshop

We offer several workshops throughout each semester. Each workshop is held in the Russell House. 


Registered Safe Zone Allies

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

Don't see yourself on the list?

We update the registry approximately pnce a month so it may take some time for you to be added. Your certification is active for three years following training. If you were trained more than three years ago and have not updated your status, you will not appear on our public registry. If you still think you should be on the list, email


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.

Students (undergraduate and graduate) may sign up using the form above. Faculty and Staff may sign up for Safe Zones through the professional portal on the Human Resources website.

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 allies 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. 


Upcoming Workshops


Student Safe Zone

  • Thursday, Jan. 31, 6-9 p.m. - RHUU 305
  • Wednesday, Feb. 13, 6-9 p.m. - RHUU 205
  • Friday, Feb. 22, 2-5 p.m. - RHUU 303
  • Tuesday, March 19, 2-5 p.m. - RHUU 203
  • Monday, March 25, 6-9 p.m. - RHUU 201
  • Tuesday, April 9, 6-9 p.m. - RHUU 315
  • Thursday, April 11, 2-5 p.m. - RHUU 203
  • Monday, April 29 6-9p.m. - RHUU 305

Faculty/Staff Safe Zone

Trans Advocacy

  • Tuesday, March 26, 2-4:30 p.m. - RHUU 305
  • Thursday, April 25, 2-4:30 p.m. - RHUU 305