SafeZONE is a workshop designed to increase the overall campus community’s understanding and awareness of issues faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, intersex, asexual/ally (LGBTQIA) and other marginalized persons. This project was created to provide a more inclusive and accepting campus climate.
The Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering is hosting a SafeZONE Training for you ( faculty, staff and students) to become a SafeZONE ally.
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Engineering Center F-Wing (ECF) 130, Tempe campus [map]
By completing the training, you can display a SafeZONE Ally placard, which implies that you agree to:
- Be aware of the presence of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals.
- Believe that campuses and communities are enriched by the diversity of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and asexual individuals.
- Be willing to assist individuals in accessing support and information resources on campus and in the community. SafeZONE allies also.
- Maintain confidentiality at work.
- Comfortably use inclusive language.
- Avoid stereotyping.
- Not assume heterosexuality.
Finally, SafeZONE allies agree to be positive, supportive and affirming to students, staff and faculty who wish to talk about being LGBTQIA.
SafeZONE allies are open and supportive to the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, intersex, and asexual individuals and willing to learn about issues related to sexual orientation and gender identity and expressions.
For more information, contact Jade Silva, coordinator-undergraduate student engagement at firstname.lastname@example.org.