Safe Zone

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The goal of Safe Zone training is to educate the campus community and increase awareness of LGBTQ+ identity and issues.

It’s also designed to provide a visible support network that is inclusive and welcoming of all members of the Alma College community, regardless of sexual identity, gender identity or gender expression. Each Safe Zone member has a Safe Zone sticker that they can place on their office or room door as a visible sign that they can provide a safe space and be a resource for support.

There are well over 99 total Safe Zone-trained members on our campus that include students, faculty and staff. If you or your group, organization or department would like to become Safe Zone trained or would like more information about the program, or are interested in becoming a Safe Zone facilitator, please contact

Please review the following pre-training materials prior to joining the Safe Zone 101 training:

First Impressions Worksheet

Core Vocabulary

LGBTQ+ Resources Handout

This session is for those who are interested in facilitating Safe Zone 101 and have already gone through the Safe Zone 101 workshop at Alma or a comparable program within the last year. We will review the Safe Zone program and practice some foundational facilitation strategies. To participate in the workshop, please contact

Safe Zone 101: LGBTQIA+

In Safe Zone 101, participants learn the basic terminology and some foundational information about LGBTQ+ identity including coming out and the difference between gender and sexuality.

Safe Zone 201: Race, Gender, and Sexuality

In Safe Zone 201, participants in this workshop will explore the relationship between race, gender, and sexuality using the framework of intersectionality. 

Safe Zone 202: Trans* Inclusion

Safe Zone 202 is a workshop that explores understanding and supporting trans* folks through group discussion, education, and self-reflection.

Safe Zone 302: Trans* Application

Safe Zone 302 is This is the second trans* inclusion session and builds off of the 202 session. Participants will focus on implementing trans* inclusion in their daily and professional lives.