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 one for students (Graduate Assistants can choose to participate in either one). 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 may also attend the Trans Zone training after they complete “So You Want to be an Ally?”. 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 2023

  • Thursday, September 14th, 4:00-6:00pm in EUC Azalea
  • Thursday, November 9th, 4:00-6:00pm in EUC Azalea

Spring 2024

  • Thursday, February 15th, 4:00-6:00pm in EUC Azalea
  • Thursday April 11th, 4:00-6:00pm in EUC Azalea

Faculty/Staff Safe Zone Training Dates for ’23-’24

  • Safe Zone 1.0 – Tuesday, September 19th, 9:30am-12:30pm in EUC Sharpe
  • Safe Zone 2.0 – Tuesday, October 17th 9:30am-12:30pm in EUC Conference Room A
  • Safe Zone 1.0 – Tuesday, February 6th, 9:30am-12:30pm in EUC Sharpe
  • Safe Zone 2.0 – Tuesday, March 5th, 9:30am-12:30pm in EUC Sharpe
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Trans Zone Training Dates for ’23-’24 (for both Faculty/Staff and Students)

  • Tuesday, November 14th, 9:30am-12:30pm in EUC Conference Room A
  • Tuesday, April 2nd, 9:30am-12:30pm in 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. Students can also take this 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 for a group of 5 or more, we are more than happy to accommodate these requests.

For more information or for disability accommodations, please contact Hailey Paivanas (hnpaivan@uncg.edu).