Safe Zone

Safe Zone is a training and support program that empowers participants to support LGBTQIA students, staff, and faculty and to create transformative change on campus.

Through an interactive, 3 hour workshop, attendees will:

  • Increase understanding of LGBTQ terminology, history, concepts of privilege and identity development
  • Interact with a panel of LGBTQ speakers
  • Build skills for creating a more inclusive campus for all LGBTQIA students, staff, and faculty

Upon completion of the workshop, attendees can choose to become a Safe Zone member by completing a contract expressing their commitment to supporting diversity and inclusion at Purdue University.

Registration Schedule and Additional Information

Trans Inclusion Training: Supporting Transgender Students, Staff, and Faculty

From media coverage of transgender celebrities to national discussions of rights for transgender people, transgender and gender non-binary identities and experiences are more visible than ever. Via recent guidance from the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Education, university staff, faculty, and students are now required to update many policies and practices to be trans-inclusive, often with only limited knowledge of the concepts of gender identity and sexuality. 

Through an interactive, 90 minute workshop, attendees will:

  • Explore transgender identities and terminology
  • Discuss relevant laws and policies that protect transgender and gender non-conforming people in higher education settings
  • Develop and adapt necessary skills to support trans students, staff, and faculty

Registration Schedule and Additional Information

Sample Safe Zone Placard

Trans Inclusion Training Banner; trans flag colors on top (blue, pink, and white) and gender nonbinary flag colors on bottom (black, purple, yellow, white)

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