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why safe zone?

As an LGBTQ+ identified person, it can be unsure who your allies are and where are safe spaces to be out as your true self. At times you may worry about whether or not you can disclose your identity at all. In order to help LGBTQ+ identified students, faculty, and staff navigate these experiences  and find support or allies, Lafayette College provides Safe Zone Trainings.

 

What is a Safe Zone Training?

Safe Zone trainings are opportunities to learn about LGBTQ+ identities, gender and sexuality, allyship, and examine prejudice, assumptions, and privilege.

Individuals with a Lafayette Safe Zone placard displayed in their windows or offices, have completed an introductory training on the LGBTQ+ experience related to identity development, common language, what it means to be an ally, and how to approach situations that the individual may encounter. Once an individual has completed a Safe Zone training, they can be considered a safe resource you can go to for support and campus resources. All Safe Zone placards have the semester and year that the individual was certified. Certifications are valid for 3 years.

want to be safe zone certified? Here’s how!

For Students

Safe Zone Trainings are great opportunities for students to explore, learn, and build connections across communities of diverse experiences. The Office of Intercultural Development offers trainings for RAs, student organizations, Greek organizations and other student groups. At this time, unfortunately, we are unable to host trainings for students who cannot comprise workshopable group size.

Our registration link will be available soon, if you are need of a more immediate training please contact Grayson Thompson at the information available below.

For Faculty & Staff

The Office of Intercultural Development is excited to host Safe Zone Trainings for Faculty & Staff. We will be hosting trainings for departments and groups of 7 or more individuals.

Bi-Monthly opportunities will also be offered and open to all faculty and staff. They are great opportunities for faculty and staff that cannot make a training with their department or in a group of 7 or more individuals.

Keep and eye out for our department email, intercultural@lafayette.edu, for more information.

 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact:

Grayson Thompson
Assistant Director & Coordinator of Gender & Sexuality Programs
thompsgr@lafayette.edu

510.330.3385