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.
Interested in becomming Safe Zone trained?
Safe Zone trainings consist of 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 display in your work environment. This graphic signifies that your space is safe for LGBTQ individuals to be themselves and talk about LGBTQ issues.
Participation in this program is not mandatory, but encouraged, in order to promote Parkside’s strategic diversity initiatives.
Safe Zone training dates are announced by email.