Safe Zone Documents
Safe Zone Trainings: Creating a More Inclusive Campus Climate for All
To register for any of the trainings, please visit here.
We know that there are many people on-campus who are allies and have active ally behaviors. We also know that being an ally can still be tough, and there's always new things to learn as our climate changes. To this end, the GSC staff is constantly thinking intentionally about the Safe Zone ally trainings that we provide. We take this responsibility very seriously, because we know for some people, this information can be the only information they get about the diverse lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer communities.
Anyone and everyone can be an ally. Join in the ally community at UIC.
INTRODUCING ---- the Safe Zone Certificate
In a more formalized manner, the GSC wants to recognize and celebrate those folks who have taken a series of Safe Zone trainings. We are calling this our SAFE ZONE CERTIFICATE!
In order to earn the Safe Zone Certificate, you need to have fully completed a four trainings:
These trainings can be completed over the course of a few years.
We will then recognize you at our annual spring Rainbow Banquet Featuring Lavender Graduation! We will try and keep track the best we can, but if you think you are close to completing this certificate... let us know!
General Safe Zone Information
UIC is proud to facilitate the Safe Zone program (ally training). Safe Zone is a training designed to heighten awareness of LGBTQ issues and concerns. Safe Zone is offered regularly and is designed to put a human face on human issues. Safe Zone 101 is primarily presented in lecture format, but activities and interactive discussion are also incorporated into the presentation.
ALL UIC students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to attend this University-sanctioned training. Release time is generally granted according to the Attendance at University Events policy. For more information, please contact University Human Resources.
Is your organization/unit interested in a Safe Zone training? We'd love to do it! E-mail Liz Thomson at firstname.lastname@example.org and provide what you would like, a few dates and times. We will reply back to you as soon as we can. We regularly do Safe Zone training for specific UIC units as well as outside the University. While we have a general template, we also can customize it to your unit's or ogranization's community.
Safe Zone 101 Objectives:
Safe Zone Training Schedule for Spring 2013 - all free and open to the public.
GSC, 1007 W. Harrison St. (MC 369), Chicago, IL 60607 :: Voice Phone (312) 413-8619 :: Fax Number (312) 996-4688