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
Panel Discussions and Presentations
The LGBTQ Center provides a variety of interactive, educational programs by request for instructors, staff, students, departments, and community organizations.
- LGBTQIA+ Student Panel Discussions
- Presentations for Departments or Units
- Speeches, Lectures, Workshops, & Classroom Presentations
The Purdue LGBTQ Center manages the the Speakers Bureau program which consists of LGBTQIA+ and ally students, staff, and faculty who use the power of their own stories to educate and bring awareness to the experiences of the LGBTQIA+ community. Members participate in panel discussions in classrooms, trainings, and other spaces by request. Simply answering questions openly and honestly, panelists can break down stereotypes, build safer spaces on and off campus, and promote dialogue around challenging ideas.
Speakers Bureau members:
- Develop their public speaking skills
- Learn more about LGBTQIA+ identities
- Use their voices to educate