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Safe Zone

What is Safe Zone?

Safe Zone is a 3-hour training hosted by the W Counseling Center where faculty, staff, and students can learn “about LGBTQIA+ identities, gender and sexuality and examine prejudice, assumptions and privilege.” At these trainings faculty, staff, and students can decide to become an Ally.


Who is an Ally?

A Safe Zone Ally considers themselves to be open and knowledgeable about LBTQIA+ issues. They choose to openly provide support and advocate for the population. Allies have gone through Safe Zone training and have agreed to serve as a Safe person and a safe space for students who identify as LGBTQIA+. Allies can be identified by a visible placard either on their door or within their workspace.


Current Faculty & Staff Allies

How to Become an Ally?

Attend Safe Zone Training, which typically takes place during the Fall Semester. 

Safe Zone Refreshers are offered to Allies during the Spring Semester. Spring Date to be announced.


How Can I Help with Safe Zone?

You can help with Safe Zone by becoming a volunteer. Volunteers may assist with presentations, activities during training and/or serve on the panel as a panelist. Please contact the W Counseling Center at 662-329-7748 if you are interested in volunteering.