Safe Zone Program and Training

Safe Zone Logo (Pink Triangle and rainbow circles)Safe Zone is a campus-wide program designed to educate students, faculty, and staff on LGBTQ identities and experiences and build their skills in actively creating a Miami community that is inclusive for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities and expressions. During a Safe Zone workshop, participants will learn language that relates to the LGBTQ community, identify some of the issues facing LGBTQ individuals, develop skills for being an ally to LGBTQ people, and learn about resources for LGBTQ people on campus and in the community. Safe Zone aims to prepare individuals to foster an environment in which all people are free to thrive personally, academically, professionally.

Following completion of the introductory Safe Zone training, Safe Zone 101, participants are invited to be a part of the Safe Zone Network – a visible network of students, faculty, and staff who are committed to implementing the knowledge they gained in building a more inclusive campus community. These individuals can be identified by their Safe Zone decal, and a directory of Safe Zone members will be available online will be coming soon. By joining the Safe Zone Network, students, faculty, and staff are taking a pledge to promote a safe and affirming space for LGBTQ people by offering an atmosphere of respect, fairness, and trust.

To request a training for your department or organization, please email lgbtq@miamioh.edu