11:38 AM

Center for Student Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Launches Updated Safe Zone Training

The Center for Student Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is launching its revitalized faculty/staff Safe Zone Program. The center has made changes to the face-to-face training to provide more time for role play, discussion and questions. Training materials are now located on the new Blackboard site.

The Safe Zone Program seeks in particular to provide LGBTQ students with a network of individuals who are empathetic and informed with regard to LGBTQ struggles. In order to increase the visibility of these empathetic individuals, Safe Zone stickers are available to faculty and staff allies who have been trained and who are willing to provide confidential support and information to students.

The purpose of the Safe Zone Program at UHD is three-fold: to provide support to LGBTQ students and their allies; to confront ignorance, hatred and apathy related to LGBTQ issues; and to provide a safe environment to those students, faculty and staff who do not wish to remain "in the closet."

Safe Zone training is open to any UHD community member, but space is limited. Please contact John Hudson, Director of the Center for Student Diversity, Equity & Inclusion for more information.