Safe Zone

Safe Zone One

Safe Zone is a training session designed to increase the overall understanding and awareness of issues faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning (LGBTQ+) and other marginalized persons. Safe Zone One focuses on terminology, privilege and the coming out process.

Safe Zone Two

Safe Zone is a training session designed to increase the overall understanding and awareness of issues faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning (LGBTQ+) and other marginalized persons. 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.
  • To identify members of the Franklin College community who will model support, affirmation, and inclusion of LGBTQIA+ people.
  • To reduce homophobia, transphobia, and heterosexism on the Franklin College campus, thereby making our campus a safer and more affirming environment for all members of our community regardless of sexual orientation.
  • To train individuals to serve as resources for LGBTQIA+ students, faculty and staff.
  • To 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.
  • Promote understanding, acceptance, and appreciation of our LGBTQIA+ students.
  • Promote 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.

Safe Zone Schedule for 2021-2022

Safe Zone 1
September 15, 2021
5-7 p.m.
Center for Diversity and Inclusion

Safe Zone 2
October 7, 2021
5-7 p.m.
Center for Diversity and Inclusion

Safe Zone 1
February 21, 2022
Time TBA
Center for Diversity and Inclusion

Safe Zone 2
April 7, 2022
Time TBA
Center for Diversity and Inclusion

Please contact diversity@FranklinCollege.edu with any questions.