Become an Advocate

Being an advocate indicates an acceptance of LGBTQIA identities and a commitment to working against discrimination directed towards LGBTQIA folks. This two-part interactive workshop 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

How to sign up

Safe Zone Courses are held throughout the year. For additional information regarding the Safe Zone certification dates, please check our events page or contact us at

Safe Zone is designed to assist in fostering an affirming campus environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex or asexual identified students, faculty, and staff. 

Safe Zone assists LGBTQIA allies to provide valuable support and information about sexuality resources and help to offer welcoming, safe spaces within our campus community.

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 profile on for a copy/verification of completing the certificate.

Workshop Details

After successfully completing Safe Zone I and Safe Zone II workshops, participants are considered an Advocate and provided with a plaque. The title of Advocate indicates acceptance of LGBTQIA+ identities and a commitment to working against discrimination directed toward the community.  This two-part interactive training totals three and-a-half hours to receive the certification.  For additional information regarding the Safe Zone certification, please contact us at

Upcoming Workshops