Safe Zone

Welcome to UNCG’s Safe Zone, a campus group of student, faculty, and staff allies that support gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning individuals.

Update: UNCG has now received a score of 4.5 from Campus Pride! The Honor Roll recognizes the achievements of colleges and universities who score a LGBTQ-Friendly star rating of 3 stars of above. This score puts us on the honor roll! Read more about this accomplishment at http://ure.uncg.edu/prod/news/releases/uncg-ranks-high-on-campus-pride-index/.

Our Mission

SafeZone creates a network of allies who promote a campus environment that is open and welcoming to all LGBTQ students.

Our Purpose

The purpose of SafeZone training is:

  1. Provide space for open, honest discussion of LGBTQ topics, ideas, and issues
  2. Encourage and stimulate creative thinking on complex topics in the UNCG community
  3. Explore topics of interest related to LGBTQ students at UNCG

Our Goals

The goals of SafeZone training are:

  1. Promote an environment where each member of the UNCG community is welcomed and valued.
  2. Promote understanding, acceptance, and appreciation of our LGBTQ students.
  3. Promote a culture of inclusion at UNCG through a network of SafeZone trained students, faculty, and staff who support our LGBTQ students; understand the unique challenges faced by the LGBTQ community; are aware of campus resources; and work to challenge discriminations, homophobia, heterosexism, and ignorance.

Our Learning Objectives

Upon completion of SafeZone training, participants should:

  1. Identify and respond to behavior and language that is offensive and exclusionary to LGBTQ students.
  2. Increase overall awareness/understanding of LGBTQ issues at UNCG.
  3. Promote a greater sense of safety for the LGBTQ community at UNCG.
  4. Act as a campus resource for SafeZone information at UNCG.

Safe Zone Training Dates (Spring 2014)

  • Wednesday, January 15, 2014, 9:30 am-12:30 pm, Multicultural Resource Center, Conference Room (Faculty/Staff Training)-Limit 10 participants
  • Friday, February 7, 2014, 9:30 am-1:30 pm, Student Health Services, Wellness Center Training Room (Student Training)
  • Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 9:30 am-12:30 pm, Student Health Services, Wellness Center Training Room (Faculty/Staff Training)
  • Tuesday, March 4, 2014, 9:30 am-1:30 pm, Student Health Services, Wellness Center Training Room (Student Training)
Faculty/Staff Training Sessions-All faculty/staff spots are filled for Spring 2014.  Please email Sarah Colonna at secolonn@uncg.edu to be added to the wait list for Fall 2014.
Student Training Sessions-There are limited spots available for the February 7 and March  4 trainings.  Please email Sarah Colonna at secolonn@uncg.edu for information.