Safe Zone Education empowers participants to be more knowledgeable about issues affecting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning, intersex, asexual, pansexual, and other individuals (LGBTQIA+). The training also provides participants with a functional knowledge of terminology, the gender and sexuality paradigms, and ways to support the LGBTQIA+ community as an active ally and advocate.
Many student, faculty and staff at UNC Pembroke have participated in the Safe Zone Education and become certified members of our growing Safe Zone community. Safe Zone Education began at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke in 2009, as a dialogue between Student Inclusion and Diversity, the Accessibility Resource Center, Institutional Research, Campus Engagement and Leadership and Student Health Services to provide a better community to serve our diverse LGBTQIA+ student population.
Since that dialogue, hundreds of faculty, staff, students and alumni have completed Safe Zone Education. UNC Pembroke's Safe Zone now consists of a voluntary network of faculty, staff and students who believe that every member of the university community should have an equal opportunity to grow and learn in a safe and open environment.
Please see OSID's calendar of events page for upcoming training dates.
For more information on attending a session, becoming a certified Safe Zone member, or scheduling a session, call 910.521.6508 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.