Safe Zone Certification

Safe Zone Certification

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



Becoming an Advocate

After successful completion of the Safe Zone 1 and Safe Zone 2 training, participants will be identified as an advovcate and provided with a plaque to post in their work space! Please join us to increase our advocate network at Temple University.

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

Individuals attending the workshop for the Temple University Diamond Leadership Program should contact to confirm hours and participation or visit their rofile on for a copy/verification of completing the certificate. 

If you should have any further questions pertaining to the Safe Zone certificate program, contact Brooke Mead, Safe Zone Coordinator at the information below:


Graduate Safe Zone Coordinator
Phone: 215-204-7303
2026 N Broad Street |Philadelphia, PA 19122

Student registration

Students that are non staff, faculty, or administrator affiliated can register for Safe Zone 1 and Safe Zone 2 by visiting clicking on the link below.

Staff and Faculty Registration

Temple University staff and faculty members can register for Safe Zone 1 and Safe Zone 2 by visiting the Human Resources Development Course site or clicking on the link below.