Request A Training

Safe Zone is a campuswide program designed to visibly identify students, staff and faculty members who support the LGBTQ population, understand some of the issues facing LGBTQ individuals, and are aware of the various LGBTQ resources. The mandatory three-hour training session provides a foundation of knowledge needed to be an effective ally to LGBTQ students and those questioning their sexuality. Campuswide trainings are offered multiple times every semester, but training sessions can be arranged for other groups if requested.

This three-hour training session provides a foundation of knowledge needed to be an effective ally to LGBTQ students. Individuals who complete this training and then choose to post a Safe Zone card should be comfortable with LGBTQ students approaching them to talk about LGBTQ related issues, or to help students find campus or local resources.

Please email safezone@ucmerced.edu.