Safe Zone Training Program

Thank you for your interest in participating in the Safe Zone Training program hosted by the Center for Sexuality and Gender Diversity at the University of Kansas. At this time, the SGD staff has put a temporary pause on offering this training as we take a look at the curriculum to incorporate up to date information about supporting queer and trans students, faculty, staff, administrators, and community members at the intersections of identity.  The Safe Zone Training Program will resume in Summer 2021. The SGD staff is available to offer presentations and facilitate community dialogues about gender and sexuality with similar content as the Safe Zone Training program. Please email us at to schedule a presentation or community dialogue.

Safe Zone Training

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 the Safe Zone training, participants will be able to:

  • 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