Safe Zone

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, please contact blakeda@alma.edu.

If you are interested in becoming a Safe Zone facilitator, please contact blakeda@alma.edu.

Upcoming Safe Zone Trainings

November 20, 2019, 11:00-2:00 PM Van Dusen Commons-North (Trans 101)

Learn more about transgender identity and issues at this special training taking place on Trans Day of Remembrance.

January 30, 2020, 6:00-9:00 PM Van Dusen Commons-North (Safe Zone 101)

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.

March 25, 2020, 1:00-4:00 PM Van Dusen Commons-North (Race and Sexuality)

This training explores the relationship between race and sexuality using the framework of intersectionality. We will center queer and trans people of color to understand how race shapes experiences like coming out and transitioning. 

June 2, 2020, 9:00-12:00 PM Swanson Academic Center SAC 110 (Safe Zone 101)

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.