Safe Zone Training

SafeZone creates a network of allies who promote a campus environment that is open and welcoming to all LGBTQ+ students, faculty, and staff at UNC Greensboro.

UNC Greensboro offers two Safe Zone models, one for faculty, staff, and graduate assistants, and one for students. We understand that some of you might identify with two or more of these, but encourage you to select the one that best describes your primary role at UNC Greensboro.

UNC Greensboro’s Student Safe Zone Training is called “So You Want to be an Ally?”, and consists of a two-hour workshop. Students are then encouraged to expand on their knowledge by engaging in programs offered by the Office of Intercultural Engagement, joining a student organization that belongs to our Intercultural Leadership Council, or considering a student leadership position within our office.

UNC Greensboro’s Faculty/Staff 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 workshop. After completing all three workshops, participants will receive a sticker as an outward display of their commitment to inclusion. Individuals who complete the program and want to become a facilitator have the option to attend an additional 1-hour Train the Trainer workshop with an OIE staff member.

“So You Want to be an Ally?” Student Safe Zone Training Dates

Fall 2022 

  • Thursday, September 15th, 2022 | 7-9PM | EUC Dail
  • Thursday, November 10th, 2022 | 7-9PM | EUC Dail

Spring 2023

  • Thursday, February 16th, 2023 | 7-9PM | EUC Dail
  • Tuesday, April 4th, 2023 | 7-9PM | EUC Azalea

Faculty/Staff Safe Zone Training Dates for ’22-’23

  • Safe Zone 1.0
    • Wednesday, September 7th, 2022 | 9:30am-12:30pm | EUC Sharpe
    • Wednesday, February 8th, 2023 | 9:30am-12:30pm | EUC Sharpe
  • Safe Zone 2.0
    • Wednesday, October 5th, 2022 | 9:30am-12:30pm | EUC Sharpe
    • Wednesday, March 1st, 2023 | 9:30am-12:30pm | EUC Sharpe
  • Trans Zone
    • Wednesday, November 9th, 2022 | 9:30am-12:30pm | EUC Sharpe
    • Wednesday, April 5th, 2023 | 9:30am-12:30pm | EUC Sharpe

Register for an in-person Safe Zone Training, here!

In addition to our in-person training options, we have also moved content from our three-part faculty/staff model to a Canvas course. 

In order to enroll in the course, you will need to log in to Canvas with your UNCG credentials using the link below.

If you have already completed one of Safe Zone 1.0 and/or Safe Zone 2.0, you can take the quizzes associated with those modules and advance to the next. 

You can also find supplementary assignments under the ‘Assignments’ tab on the left-hand sidebar.

Access Safe and Trans Zone Online, here!

If you are looking to schedule a private Safe Zone Workshop, we are more than happy to accommodate these requests.

We are also able to accommodate and deliver these workshops online!

For more information or for disability accommodations, please contact Hailey Paivanas (