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Safe On Campus

Learn to be a better advocate and ally to lesbian, bisexual, gay and transgender people. Participants receive information on practical strategies for addressing homophobia, learn ways to support students who are “coming out,” and gain an understanding of respectful language use. Participants may choose to become members of the Safe On Campus program by signing a pledge of support for LBGT people.

The Safe on Campus Training is a 3-hour training and is available each semester to all faculty, students and staff. Additional trainings may be requested for groups of 10 or more. 

View our list of trained allies

  • About Safe on Campus

    SOC members are given a placard to display in their campus living or work place. This indicates the space is safe for LBGT persons to discuss their concerns. SOC facilitators may be invited to residence halls, student organizations, and classrooms. Membership is always optional.

  • Register for a Training
    Part 1 - LBGT 101 (1 hour)

    A prerequisite to attend Safe on Campus trainings to view the LBGT 101 online module here. The online module is a PowerPoint presentation with audio and close captioning that can be viewed on YouTube. Common LGBTQ terms can be viewed here

    Part 2 - eLearning modules (1 hour)

    Fill out the registration form to be enrolled in the eLearning modules that you can complete at your own pace/time. Click here to register for a training.

    Part 3 - in-person meeting (1.5 hours)

    The following dates are in-person sessions for fall 2023.

    • Thursday, January 25, from 2:30-4pm
    • Wednesday, February 21, from 3-4:30pm
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