Safe Zone Training

Safe Zone

Safe Zone is a campus-wide program to provide a welcoming environment for all gender identities, gender expressions, and sexual orientations. Safe Zone establishes an identifiable network of individuals who agree to challenge oppression, promote an atmosphere of respect, and serve as a safe space in our community. The three-hour training is for faculty, staff, and students.

By agreeing to become a participant in the Safe Zone Training Program, you agree to undergo training, educate yourself, promote an atmosphere of respect and civility, be a resource as best you can, listen, and provide support.

Please contact us to register for trainings. Contact us for more information or if you would like to schedule a training for your group on campus. See our current poster (.pdf).

Introductory Training

Spring 2019 dates and locations include:

Student Training:

  • Saturday, February 23rd, 9 am – 12 pm, Babcock Formal Lounge
  • Wednesday, February 27th, 4 pm – 7 pm, Severance 238 (postponed from 2/20)
  • Saturday, April 20th, 9 am – 12 pm, Babcock Formal Lounge

Faculty, Staff, and Community Member Training:

  • Thursday, March 7th, 9 am – 12 pm, Longbrake Commons
  • Monday, April 15th, 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Longbrake Commons

Safe Zone 200 Training

The 200 level Safe Zone training explores more deeply or the intersections of specific topics with gender and sexuality better than can be covered in our introductory training. Training lasts one hour and will be interactive. Participants receive a small sticker that reflects each 200 level training they attend to place on their Safe Zone sign. Feel free to bring a bagged lunch when you join us.

Spring 2019 200 Level dates include:


On more specific nuance related to non-binary, trans, and transgender identities and how to create a campus that includes all gender identities.

  • Wednesday, April 17th, 7:00 – 8:00 pm, Kauke 305
  • Tuesday, April 30th, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm, Severance 238


On asexual, aromantic, gray-asexual/gray-romantic identities and how to create more inclusive environments to all romantic and sexual identities.

  • Tuesday, April 9th, 6:30pm – 7:30 pm, Longbrake Commons
  • Saturday, April 27th, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm, Kauke 305


Important scenes and people from the LGBTQIA+ movements and how to incorporate this knowledge into being an active ally.

  • Thursday, April 4th, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm, Williams 160
  • Tuesday, April 23rd, 7:00 – 8:00 pm, Kauke 305

For more information, contact SafeZone.

Safe Zone Facilitation

Safe Zone is facilitated by the staff in the Center for Diversity & Inclusion and students in the Safe Zone Practicum.

Safe Zone Practicum (IDPT 405)

The Safe Zone practicum is a 0.5 credit course that aims to prepare the students to facilitate Safe Zone training workshops on LGBTQIA+ identities and communities within the Wooster campus, while also assisting in creating content for the training.

Participants will learn to: Define key terms and identities, use gender-inclusive pronouns, describe the objectives of the Safe Zone program, name the resources available at a local level, and recognize the ways we can create a positive campus climate for students, faculty and staff of all gender identities, gender expressions, and sexual orientations… Plus more!