SafeZone is a training program open to ALL students, staff, faculty, and community members. The goal of this program is to raise awareness about the dynamics of gender and sexual orientation while exploring different ways to embody inclusive allyship for people of all orientations, genders, sexualities, identities, and levels of being out. 

As part of an increased effort to focus on issues specific to certain categories of LGBTQA+ people, we now have a range of new "SafeZone 201s" available for anyone to attend. Check out the descriptions for all the SafeZone offerings below.

In addition to our current SafeZone curricula, the center is happy to explore specific or tailored presentations on LGBTQ identities for particular groups and communities (such as medical / healthcare community, mental health groups, teachers/educators, religious communities, etc).­ To learn more contact

SafeZones are scheduled throughout the semester and are also available by request, contact the LGBT Center to learn more.  



Stay tuned for SZ dates during the Summer and 2015/2016 Academic Year. 

***SafeZone participants must register at least 24 hours in advance.­ To register email (include your name, date, and any specific questions).


SafeZone Descriptions

LGBT  101 ~ Our original SafeZone that is most often requested. We cover the basics of LGBT identities by exploring the differences between sex, gender, and sexual orientation.  Participants will engage and discuss ways to be a good ally (3 hours).

Trans* & Gender Variant  Identities ~  Expanding the OHIO SafeZone project, this workshop will help participants better understand trans* identities through discussions on transgender terminology, issues uniquely experienced by trans* folk, and exploration of strategies on how to be an ally to trans* communities on and off campus. The workshop offers a starting point for the deeper engagement of the dynamics of gender, identity, and expression (3 hours).

Bisexual & Pansexual Identities ~ In this workshop you will learn a brief history of the bi and pansexual movement in the United States, uncover personal biases, and learn how to be an ally to bisexual and pansexual people (2 hours).

Religion, Gender, and Sexuality ~This workshop will help participants better understand the intersections of faith/religion, sexuality, and gender by discussing how religious communities engage (or don't engage) gender and orientation. Also, participants will explore how communities of faith can serve as allies to the LGBT and queer communities. The workshop offers a starting point for the deeper engagement of the complex yet rich dynamics of intersecting faith and sexuality (2 hours).

Allyship and Suicide Awareness ~ A presentation looking at mental health challenges experienced by LGBT individuals and how clinical work can be inclusive of LGBT identities (2 hours).

SafeZone for Healthcare Professionals ~ Our LGBT 101 SafeZone adapted for healthcare and medical settings (2-3 hours). 

Queer Identities and Relational Violence ~ A presentation that raises awareness about the unique needs of LGBTQ+ victims and survivors of sexual and domestic violence (2 hours).

***though the times for each SafeZone are preferred, the center can shorten presentation to fit different time needs and commitments.  Contact delfin with questions. 


Being Developed:

  • Polyamorous & Non-Monogamous Relationships: Myths & Realities
  • Intersecting Identities: Race, Sexuality, and Gender Identity
  • International Community and LGBT Identities 
  • Asexuality and A-Romanticism