Safe Zone Training

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The Faculty and Staff Gender-Sexuality Alliance in partnership with the Center for Inclusive Teaching and Learning (CITL) provides Safe Zone training sessions to the faculty and staff members of UW-Stevens Point campuses.
Watch for upcoming sessions scheduled soon.

NOTE:  For virtual sessions, facilitators will email a Zoom link to participants prior to the session.

CITL Safe Zone training for UWSP faculty and staff is an introduction to the knowledge, skills, and dispositions we need to create Safe Zone spaces.

Each of us has an identity based on our background, including our gender, sexuality, race/ethnicity, age, mental health, disability, education, socioeconomic status, veteran status, etc. This combination is unique for each or us. We call that uniqueness our intersectionality. Unfortunately, many backgrounds have been marginalized against, and even targeted with violence in the a past and today. We create Safe Zone spaces to allow people to be their true selves, without fear of such threats.

By completing Safe Zone training and displaying the Safe Zone Placard, you open your door as a supportive and safe ally. You communicate that others can openly confide in you about their identities and experiences. You don't need to be an expert to display the placard. However, your placard indicates your commitment to ally-ship with the LGBTQ+ community. We'll explore what ally-ship means in the Safe Zone training session.

Submit a training request if you are interested in a session for your department or unit or if the scheduled sessions do not fit your schedule.

Safe Zone Training for Students is coordinated through the Queer Resource Center.

Safe Zone Training for Community Groups is available through Continuing Education.

Learning Outcomes

If you bring sufficient ability and apply reasonable effort to this workshop, you will improve your abilities to:
  • Use inclusive language about gender and sexuality
  • Describe the differences between gender identity, gender expression, sex, and sexuality
  • Identify challenges faced by trans, non-binary, and non-heterosexual folks
  • Help create more inclusive environments by being an ally to LGBTQ+ folks