Safe Zone

Safe Zone Learning Opportunities

Safe Zone training sessions are designed to increase the overall understanding and awareness of issues faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning/queer, intersex, asexual (LGBTQIA+) and other marginalized persons.

Safe Zone One

Safe Zone One training focuses on terminology, privilege and the coming out process.

Safe Zone Two

Safe Zone Two focuses on gender identity, the transgender community, intersectionality, and being an effective advocate (Safe Zone One must be completed prior to taking Safe Zone Two).

Purpose of Safe Zone

  • Provide space for open, honest discussion of LGBTQIA+ topics, ideas, and issues.
  • Identify members of the Franklin College community who will model support, affirmation and inclusion of LGBTQIA+ people.
  • Reduce homophobia, transphobia, and heterosexism on the Franklin College campus, making our campus a safer and more affirming environment for all members of our community regardless of sexual orientation.
  • Prepare individuals to serve as resources for LGBTQIA+ students, faculty and staff.
  • Educate the campus community about LGBTQIA+ issues.

Goals of Safe Zone

  • Promote an environment where each member of the Franklin College community is welcomed and valued.
  • Support the understanding, acceptance, and appreciation of our LGBTQIA+ students.
  • Develop a culture of inclusion at Franklin College through a network of Safe Zone trained students, faculty and staff who support our LGBTQIA+ students; understand the unique challenges faced by the LGBTQIA+ community; are aware of campus resources; and work to challenge discrimination, homophobia, transphobia, heterosexism and ignorance.

Upcoming Safe Zone Training Sessions

Visit the CDI event calendar page for dates and times of our next Safe Zone training sessions.

Let’s Talk

If you have questions about Safe Zone or the CDI, please contact