5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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The Safe Zone program assists individuals who want to be allies to or simply learn more about the GLBT community. Participants who take the Safe Zone training can become officially recognized allies by pledging to non-judgmentally listen to GLBTA students, faculty, and staff. Upon pledging, allies receive a placard to prominently display in their office space or residence hall room.
By displaying the Safe Zone
placard, pledging to listen non-judgmentally to GLBT students who confide in
them, and confronting anti-gay slurs, GLBT allies are fostering a campus
environment of respect and safety.
The Safe Zone program provides learning opportunities on how to support GLBT students, colleagues, family members and friends; effectively respond to anti-GLBT statements and behaviors; and put your commitment to GLBT equality into action. In other words, the Safe Zone program assists individuals who want to be allies to or simply learn more about the realities and issues facing the GLBT community.
How do I attend the Safe Zone trainings?
Contact the director of the Pride Center, Lisa "Lee" Forest, for departmental, classroom, office, and student club or organization training sessions upon request. Safe Zone trainings have a 6 person minimum. Contact Lee at email@example.com for more details.
How do I become an ally?
Everyone who completes the Safe Zone training will be eligible to become an officially recognized ally by the GLBTA Pride Center. Following the training, potential allies will be given the opportunity to pledge to be a safe and supportive person for GLBT students and employees. If you decide to sign the pledge, you will receive the placard and a button to display. View the list of the official BSU Safe Zone Allies.
Primary goals of the BSU Safe Zone:
Last Modified: September 18, 2012