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Safe Zone Ally Training


What is an Ally?

Allies are people who (a) may or may not identify as part of the LGBTIQ community (b) value the human rights of all people, including the right to gender and sexual diversity (c) demonstrate their values through visible presence and actions (d) seek accurate information related to LGBTIQ issues (e) and, choose to be identified and available to offer confidential support, assistance, and accurate information to others regarding LGBTIQ issues.


How to Become an Ally

Are you interested in becoming a visible ally to LGBTIQ identified students, staff, and faculty at Tulane? We are seeking upper-level students, staff and faculty! To become an ally, you simply have to complete a 2-hour interactive training session that is designed to reduce prejudice and discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression.  The training is not intended to be a comprehensive or final source of information.   Instead, the training offers abbreviated insight into LGBTIQ issues and an introduction to the tools necessary to be an effective LGBTIQ ally.

Upon completing the training, participants have the option of agreeing to be an ally and thus are identified by an ALLY decal displayed on their office or residence hall doors. The symbol provides a message to members of the LGBTIQ community that the person displaying the symbol has completed the training, has decided to be an active and visible ally, can be trusted to maintain confidentiality, and will respond to the individual with understanding, support, and empathy.  (Displaying the Safe Zone symbol does NOT mean that you are LGBTIQ, or that you will participate in any LGBTIQ-related activities.)

To schedule a training session, please contact the Office for Gender and Sexual Diversity.

How to Become a Facilitator for Safe Zone Ally Trainings

Are you interested in becoming a member of the Tulane Safe Zone Ally Facilitation Team? We are seeking upper-level students, staff and faculty to facilitate at least one workshop per academic semester. We would love to have your experience, knowledge, and enthusiasm as part of our Allies Facilitation Team!  In order to participate, we ask the following:

  • Complete and submit the Safe Zone Ally Facilitator Application
  • Attend a 4-hour facilitator training workshop

This workshop will give you the information and skills you need to facilitate a two-hour training that we offer throughout each semester.

Division of Student Affairs, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-314-2188 studnaff@tulane.edu