Safe Zone is a 3-hour educational training program hosted by The Center for Sexuality and Gender Diversity at KU. Safe Zone is facilitated by subject matter experts from various offices across campus. The purpose of this program is to reduce homophobia, transphobia, cissexism, and heterosexism on our campus in order make KU a safer and more inclusive environment. After the training, participants will receive an official Safe Zone placard to hang in their office or desk space. The Safe Zone placard indicates that people in the space are trained advocates and can provide resources to LGBTQIA+ people and communities.
After participating in a Safe Zone training, participants will be able:
- Create inclusive spaces for LGBTQIA+ individuals in their classrooms, offices, meetings, events, etc.
- Recognize problematic and offensive language and behavior specifically directed toward LGBTQIA+ individuals
- Identify heterosexual and cisgender privilege in their lives
- Utilize tools and resources available to interrupt discriminatory or problematic behavior
For Faculty & Staff
For Undergraduate & Graduate Students (reviewed on a case by case basis)
If you have a disability and you wish to request accommodations for this program, please contact KU Academic Achievement and Access Center as soon as possible at 785-864-2620 (V/TTY), firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit 22 Strong Hall.