Lafayette’s Office of Intercultural Development is excited to host Safe Zone training for faculty and staff. Training workshops are available for departments or groups of 7 or more faculty or staff. Monthly training opportunities are also offered and open to all faculty and staff who cannot meet the 7-person minimum.
Interested in becoming Safe Zone Certified? REGISTER HERE.
WHY SAFE ZONE?
Are you an ally? For an LGBTQ+ identified person, it can be difficult to know who their allies are and safe spaces where they can be out as their true selves. At times they may worry about whether or not they can disclose their identity at all. In order to help LGBTQ+ identified faculty and staff navigate these experiences and find support, Lafayette provides Safe Zone training.
WHAT IS SAFE ZONE TRAINING?
Safe Zone training workshops are opportunities to learn about LGBTQ+ identities, gender and sexuality, allyship, how to be an ally, how to approach situations that you may encounter, and examine prejudice, assumptions, and privilege.
Faculty and staff with a Lafayette Safe Zone placard displayed in their windows or offices have completed an introductory training on the LGBTQ+ experience related to identity development, common language, what it means to be an ally, and how to approach situations that the individual may encounter.
Once an individual has completed Safe Zone training, they can be considered a safe resource for support and campus resources. All Safe Zone placards have the semester and year that the individual was certified. Recertification is encouraged every three years. If you have not participated in training within that last 2-3 years, we strongly suggest recertification due to the evolving landscape of LGBTQ+ experiences, language, and issues in higher education.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact:
Assistant Director & Coordinator of Gender & Sexuality Programs