Safe Zone: LGBTQ Ally Training


You are invited to attend the nationally recognized Safe Zone: LGBTQ Ally training on Thursday, February 6 and Friday, February 7, 2014 from 2pm-4pm.

The Safe Zone training encourages diversity across the institutional spectrum and provides an opportunity for University members to support students who may face equity issues.  Safe Zone is one aspect of an ongoing effort make the USA campus a safer place for LGBTQ students. The goal of the Safe Zone training is to help participants begin to develop the knowledge and skills to be an ally for LGBTQ students.  Safe Zone participants and Allies Unlimited members are not necessarily LGBTQ; they may be simply people who wish to serve as allies and to offer support and create a positive environment.

The Safe Zone training will include a presentation of information about LGBTQ college students and a Q&A panel of individuals who identify as LGBTQ to help participants enhance your knowledge about LGBTQ students’ experiences at USA.  The second day of the training will focus on skill-building that will provide a basis of the skills necessary to respond to homophobia, heterosexism, and discrimination on campus.  Finally, participants will leave with knowledge of local resources for LGBTQ students. 

Please note that the training is two parts – 2pm - 4pm each day on that Thursday and Friday.  The training maximum 20 participants, so please be sure to register as soon as possible.  It is open to USA faculty, staff, and graduate students.

Please register for the Safe Zone training through the form below.

Please direct any questions about the Safe Zone training to Dr. Krista Harrell at

We are sorry but registration for this event is now closed.

Please contact us if you would like to know if spaces are still available.