Safe Zone Training

Safe Zone Training

Goals and Mission

To foster an affirming campus environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex or asexual identified students, faculty and staff. LGBTQIA allies provide valuable support and information about sexuality resources, and help to offer welcoming, safe spaces within our campus community.

Being an advocate indicates an acceptance of LGBTQIA identities and a commitment to working against discrimination directed towards LGBTQIA folks. This two part interactive training, operated through the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, Advocacy and Leadership and Wellness Resource Center, will consist of the following elements:

  • review LGBTQIA terminology and assumptions
  • discuss forms of oppression
  • provide resources and detail the role of an ally and support techniques
  • provide an understanding of bystander intervention

Student registration: Safe Zone 1

Students that are non staff, faculty, or administrator affiliated can register for Safe Zone 1 by visting the OwlConnect portal. Click the image below for easy access.

Staff and Faculty Registration: Safe Zone 1

Temple University staff and faculty members can register for Safe Zone 1 by visiting the Human Resources Development Course site. One onto this site:

  • search safe zone as a course 
  • click register
  • confirm your selection for the course

Safe Zone 2 Registration

After completion of the training and a brief post-workshop quiz, those who would like to be identified as an ally will be given a plaque to post in their work space! Please join us to increase our ally network at Temple University.

Student organizations are eligible to receive STARS points upon successful completion of the workshop. Please contact SafeZone@temple.edu to coordinate a workshop with your organization.

Individuals attending the workshop for the Temple University Diamond Leadership Program should contact SafeZone@temple.edu to confirm hours and participation.