Thursday, September 17, 2015

Safe Zone Training, rescheduled for Oct. 23

This event is being rescheduled for Oct. 23 - more details to follow.  


KUMC affirms our commitment to a diverse and inclusive community in many ways. You can contribute to building this inclusive learning environment by joining us in the Safe Zone program.

The Office of Student Life has been working to put together an official Safe Zone Training for our campus.  This training will encompass education around the issues of sexual orientation and gender identity and be ongoing throughout the year as to develop a safety net for students, faculty and staff struggling with these issues. We envision the program as a visible network of allies who support each other and support individual Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender people. We hope to build a climate where everyone feels safe and accepted.

The Safe Zone training will discuss respectful terminology, transgender concerns, and other topics that will help you become a better ally. The expectations are when people see a person who has displayed the Safe Zone logo, they know that this person has self-identified as a supporter and advocate of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender community. They can expect this person to respect their confidentiality, provide them with resources, and listen.

Our first training for the Fall semester will be on Friday, September 25th from 1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Space is limited to 25 so if you can’t make it this semester, look for upcoming trainings in the spring.

To attend, please register HERE.  Questions can be directed to Courtney Murdock (cmurdock@kumc.edu) in the Office of Student Life.

Thank you for your ongoing support!


Courtney Murdock
Graduate Assistant, Office of Student Life
University of Kansas Medical Center
G005 Orr Major, MS 4018
(913) 588-6681