Safe Zone Training

Any member of the university community—faculty, staff and students—may participate in this program. After attending a brief training session, participants will choose whether or not they would like to display the Safe Zone emblem. This identifies the individual as a supportive person who can offer help, advice or just a willingness to listen to talk about issues of sexual orientation and gender identity. During the safe zone workshop participants have the opportunity to:

  • Acknowledge frankly, if privately, any biases they may have
  • Learn more about ways in which homophobia affects the Suffolk LGBT community
  • Understand the role of LGBT allies and the need for them on our campus
  • Be empowered to combat homophobia and related discrimination as participants encounter it

Training Sessions

Please contact Craig Cullinane at for information about upcoming sessions or to schedule one for your department or organization.

Additional Resources for Allies