Safe Zone is a training and support program that empowers participants to support LGBTQ students, staff and faculty and to create change on campus.
- Develop an understanding of LGBTQ terminology and history
- Learn about the concepts of privilege and identity development
- Interact with a panel of LGBTQ speakers
- Build skills for identifying and interrupting language and behavior that may be discriminatory
- Share campus resources and reporting processes
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.
Purdue University Safe Zone members include students, staff, faculty and community members who have attended a three-hour workshop exploring the unique needs and concerns LGBTQ people face in higher education while also building their knowledge, skills, and abilities for creating a more inclusive and affirming campus for all students.
Additionally, Safe Zone members display a placard in a visible location, such as a door to an office or residence hall, that identifies them as a friend, supporter and campus resource for anyone seeking information or a listening ear. This placard identifies dedicated safe spaces on campus for LGBTQ people to connect with allies to the community.
Safe Zone members are encouraged to:
- Actively participate in developing a visible and supportive community
- Continue their own education around LGBTQ identities
- Share their knowledge, modeling language and behavior that is inclusive
- Advocate for a campus community free from discrimination and bias
For more information, please email LGBTQ@purdue.edu.
To attend a worshop, please click on the links below to register.