Safe Zone is an in-depth, 2 to 2 1/2 hour long training in which faculty and staff are educated on matters related to the LGBTQ community, as well as given the option to register as a trained ISU Safe Zone member.
Safe Zone members are individuals comfortable and capable of assisting students in finding LGBTQ resources here on campus, as well as providing a safe person and space for the student to discuss issues related to the LGBTQ presence here. This could include such matters as coming out, finding allies, and helping make campus a more comfortable and inviting place.
Not everyone can or wants to be a Safe Zone member, something we understand. Nor do we want people to take the mantle of Safe Zone lightly. Only those willing to commit to an open and affirming connection with students on LGBTQ issues should register as a Safe Zone member. We believe that additional education on LGBTQ community issues can benefit everyone, so if you would prefer an introductory education session please consider attending an LGBTQ 101 session. Click here for more information on these sessions.
Safe Zone trainings are generally scheduled monthly throughout the Fall and Spring semesters. Additional trainings may be available upon request. Safe Zone trainings are held in Pocatello, Idaho Falls, and Meridian.
To request a training for your group or department, click here.