Friday, September 9, 2016

Safe Zone Training Dates for Fall 2016: Sept. 22, Oct. 7 and Dec. 9

The Office of Student Life will present three Safe Zone training sessions this fall.  
Sept. 22, Oct. 7 and Dec. 9

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.

This training, coordinated by the Office of Student Life, 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. Members of the program exist on campus as a visible network of allies who support each other and support individual Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender people. Our goal is to continue to grow and to build a climate where everyone feels safe and accepted.

The Safe Zone training will last two hours, and 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 training dates for the fall semester will:

Thursday, September 22nd from 1:30 pm -3:30 pm Register Here
Friday, October 7th from 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm Register Here
Friday, December 9th from 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm Register Here

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


Questions can be directed to Ryan Gove (rgove@kumc.edu) in the Office of Student Life.