Faculty, Staff Workshops Available for Safe Zone Training

November 16, 2015 at 11:33 am

The Safe Zone program at USC Upstate is designed to educate on issues that affect the LGBTQ community and work towards building a network of allies who are committed to creating a culture of respect, dignity, and support for LGBTQ individuals.

Participation in the Safe Zone program is strictly voluntary, and makes it possible to identify members of the University community who are committed to creating an environment in which all people are free to thrive academically, professionally and personally. 

Faculty/Staff Safe Zone Training Workshops will be held Monday, November 16 through Wednesday, November 18. Trainings will be from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Monday and WEdnesday and from 3-5 p.m. Tuesday in Campus Life Center 319.

Please register at http://www.uscupstate.edu/studentaffairs/multicultural/forms.aspx?ekfrm=45437

Through recognizing individuals who have accepted the commitment of completing the Safe Zone training, LGBTQ students can find havens of safe spaces around campus and feel a sense of comfort that individuals across campus are committed to supporting and advocating on their behalf.

The Safe Zone Ally training workshop is valid for three years from the date of completion. Those who are interested in registering for the Safe Zone training sessions are required to sign up for only one training exercise. The Safe Zone workshop dates for USC Upstate Greenville Campus are to be announced.

For more information about the Safe Zone program, please contact the Office of Student Life at 864-503-7454 or email multicultural@uscupstate.edu.