Safe Zone Training

The Safe Zone Program at Parkside provides an avenue for faculty, staff, and student leaders to show their support of members of campus who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or questioning (LGBTQ). The program was created to help reduce homophobia and heterosexism on campus -- making our campus a safer environment for all members of our community regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. 

To become Safe Zone trained you attend Safe Zone 101 (2½ hours) and either Safe Zone 201 - Ally, or Safe Zone 201 - Gender Identity (2 hours). 

After the training and signing a contract, you are given a Safe Zone graphic to be placed on your doors/office, space, etc. This graphic signifies that your space is safe for LGBTQ individuals to be themselves and talk about LGBTQ issues.


Safe Zone Logo

Training Dates

Safe Zone 101  |  Poplar Room
Fri, March 1  |  9:30 am-12 noon 
Tue, March 12  |  1:00 pm-3:30 pm
Wed, April 10  |  2:00 pm-4:30 pm


Safe Zone 201  |  Poplar Room
Thur, March 21  |  9:30 am–12 noon  |  Spruce Room
Wed, April 17  |  2:00 pm-4:30 pm
Fri, May 3  |  9:30 am–12 noon

Participation in this program is not mandatory, but encouraged, in order to promote Parkside’s strategic diversity initiatives.

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