Safe Zone Training

Safe Zone

SafeZone creates a network of allies who promote a campus environment that is open and welcoming to all LGBTQ students.

UNC Greensboro’s Safe Zone Training consists of three individual 3-hour workshops, titled: Safe Zone 1.0, Safe Zone 2.0, and Trans Zone. Each workshop builds upon knowledge gained from the previous workshops. After completing all three workshops, participants will receive a sticker as an outward display of their commitment to inclusion.

Individuals who have completed the program have the option to attend an additional 1-hour Train the Trainer workshop with an Office of Intercultural Engagement staff member in order to serve as a facilitator in partnership with our office.

Engaging with LGBTQ+ student groups and related programming helps reinforce the initial training, launch new ideas, discuss areas of concern, and work toward a more inclusive campus and community.

Register for a Safe Zone Workshop!

Safe Zone  1.0 Training Dates Spring 2017

  • Friday, February 3, 2017, 10:00 am-1:00 pm, Tillman Smart Room, in Shaw Residence Hall  (Student)
  • Friday, February 10, 2017,  9:30 am-12:30 pm, Virginia Dare Room, in the Alumni House (Faculty/Staff)
  • Tuesday, February 21, 2017, 1:00 pm- 4:00 pm, Tillman Smart Room, in Shaw Residence Hall (Faculty/Staff)
  • Thursday, February 23, 2017, 4:00 pm- 7:00 pm,  Tillman Smart Room, in Shaw Residence Hall  (Student)

Safe Zone  2.0 Training Dates Spring 2017*

  • Friday, March 3, 2017, 9:30 am-12:30 pm, Tillman Smart Room, in Shaw Residence Hall (Student)
  • Friday, March 24, 2017, 9:30 am- 12:30 pm, Tillman Smart Room, in Shaw Residence Hall (Faculty/Staff)
  • Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 4:00 pm-7:00 pm, Tillman Smart Room, in Shaw Residence Hall (Student)
  • Thursday, March 30, 2017, 2:00 pm- 5:00 pm, Tillman Smart Room, in Shaw Residence Hall (Faculty/Staff)

*Safe Zone 1.0 must be completed before taking 2.0

Trans Zone  Training Dates Spring 2017**

  • Thursday, April 6, 2017, 2:00 pm-5:00 pm, OIE Conference Room (Faculty/staff) [FULL]
  • Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 4:00 pm-7:00 pm, Tillman Smart Room, in Shaw Residence Hall (Student)
  • Friday, April 21, 2017, 10:00 am-1:00 pm, Tillman Smart Room, in Shaw Residence Hall (Student)
  • Monday, April 24, 2017, 9:30 am-12:30 pm, Tillman Smart Room, in Shaw Residence Hall (Faculty/Staff)
  • Friday, April 28, 2017, 9:30am-12:30pm, OIE Conference Room (Faculty/Staff)

**Safe Zone 1.0 & 2.0 must be completed before taking Trans Zone

There are 20 spots allotted for each training.  More than 20 participants will be placed on a wait list.

For more information or for disability accommodations, please contact  Kate Rawson (kerawson@uncg.edu) or Elliott Kimball (erkimba2@uncg.edu).

LGBTQ+ Special Topics Workshop Requests

The Office of Intercultural Engagement is happy to facilitate an individualized workshop around topics of gender, sexuality, and inclusion for your group upon request. This could serve as a follow-up to Safe Zone training, or be unrelated to the Safe Zone program! To best accommodate your needs and goals for the workshop, please provide two weeks in advance of your desired workshop date. This request form can be filled out here.