Safe Zone Education

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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 LGBTQ+ student population.

Since that dialogue, hundreds of faculty, staff, students and alumni have been 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.

Safe Zone Education educates faculty, staff and students about issues affecting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and questioning individuals (LGBTQIA+). The training provides participants with a functional knowledge of terminology, the gender and sexuality paradigms, and ways to support the LGBTQ+ community as an active ally and advocate. Many LGBTQIA+ student, faculty and staff at UNC Pembroke have participated in the Safe Zone Education and become certified members of our growing Safe Zone community.

For more information on attending a session, becoming a certified Safe Zone member, or scheduling a session, call 910.521.6508 or email