SafeZone Training

SUNY Oswego is committed to an environment where people of diverse identity groups are welcomed and supported on our campus. As students, faculty and staff on our campus, we want to provide you with the opportunity to increase your own knowledge base, and better support the residents in our community.

What is a Safe Zone? "A safe zone (or a safe space) is a confidential place where all people can bring their authentic selves and feel safe, welcome and included. It may be a classroom, a car or an entire agency. Creating safe zones or safe spaces is a proactive step that schools, agencies and corporations can take to create welcoming, inclusive spaces so that all people are empowered to reach their full potential."*

This program aims to increase awareness, knowledge, and skills for individuals and address the challenges that exist when one wants to advocate for their LGBTQ peers, family members, friends, coworkers, and themselves.*

We STRONGLY encourage this to be a training that people WANT to attend, NOT something that is mandatory.

Please allow a two week turnaround for scheduling. It is the responsibility of the person requesting the training to secure the space.

**The above information is taken from the Gay Alliance website and used with permission.

For more information, please contact Shelly Sloan