Safe Zone

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

Program attendees:

  • 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.

Workshop Registration

To attend a worshop, please click on the links below to register.