Safe Zone is a voluntary program designed to reduce prejudice and discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression. Allies may or may not be a part of the LGBTQ community but have chosen to be identified and available to offer confidential support, respect, assistance and accurate information related to LGBTQ issues and concerns.
Following 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 LGBTQ 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 LGBTQ, or that you will participate in any LGBTQ-related activities.
To become an ally, you simply have to complete a 2-hour interactive training session that offers a core set of values and information. The training is not intended to be an ultimate source of information. The purpose is to give you an abbreviated insight and foundation into the LGBTQ community. This training will provide each member with the tools necessary to be an effective LGBTQ ally. To schedule a training session, please contact OMA.
Are you interested in becoming a member of the Tulane Safe Zone Ally Facilitation Team? We are seeking faculty, staff and upper level students who are able 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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org