Safe Zone Training is an educational workshop to help members of the UWG community learn more about LGBTQ+ individuals and how to support them through allyship.
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About Safe Zone
About Safe Zone
Safe Zone has been educating the UWG community in several formats since 2004. In its current iteration, Safe Zone is a multi-level training program about LGBTQ+ identities. The introductory workshop is a three-hour training to understand the basics about gender, sexuality, and sexual orientation. The 2.0 workshop is an expansive look at the history and background of LGBTQ+ culture and communities. Trans 101 is a third workshop that explores trans identities, experiences, and needs, and the ways in which we can best support trans individuals and community. Participants must complete the introductory course to enroll in 2.0 or Trans 101, and will receive updates including available dates via email.
Safe Zone - Intro Level
The Intro to Safe Zone Training is available to faculty, staff, and students on the following dates:
SAFE ZONE IS TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED
These sessions are 3 hours long and limited to 20 participants. If you are an employee, you can register by logging in to DevelopWest and choosing your session. If you are a student, you may register for the training via Wolf Connect. For more information or help, please contact Lo Denmon.
This workshop is a prerequisite to all other Safe Zone Trainings.
Safe Zone - Level 2
Level 2 trainings are also available this semester, focusing on transgender and asexual identities. These two hour trainings are available on the following dates:
ALL SAFE ZONE TRAINING SESSIONS ARE TEMPORARILY POSTPONED.
These sessions are limited to 20 participants. If you are an employee, you can register by logging in to DevelopWest and choosing your session. If you are a student, you may register for the training via Wolf Connect. For more information or help, please contact Lo Denmon.
Safe Zone to Go
Can’t commit to the full 3 hour training? Each section of Safe Zone to Go covers a new topic, but attending every section will allow you to complete the same three-hour Intro training on your own time. You don't need to register in advance, but seating is limited to 20. See more details below:
Safe Zone to Go: Mobilizing Safe Space
Arranging the Alphabet
More Than Marriage
LGBTQ Eye for the Ally
Safe Zone Allies
Safe Zone Allies
The following are UWG faculty and staff who have participated in Safe Zone Training and are committed to being allies to the LGBTQ+ community.
Academic Testing Services
Rose C. Payne
Center for Academic Success
Center for Teaching and Learning
Institutional Effectiveness & Assessment
Office of Sponsored Projects and Research
Business and Financial Services
Center for Business Excellence
Pub & Print
University Police Department
College of Arts & Humanities
English & Philosophy
Brandy James Chambless
Brittney Beth Drummond
Jade Kierbow Loicano
Stephanie M Chalifoux
Molly M. Breckling
College of Education
Michelle Frazier Trotman Scott
Communication Sciences & Professional Counseling
Dena R. Kniess
Early Childhood through Secondary Education
Educational Technology and Foundations
Literacy and Special Education
Morris Council III
Sport Management, Wellness, and Physical Education
College of Science and Math
College of Social Science
Vicki J. Griffin
Rebecca L. Smith
Information Technology Services
Angela M. Mehaffey
Ashley M. Carroll-McCarley
Shanee 'Yvette Murrain
Center for Diversity and Inclusion
Deirdre Haywood Rouse
University Communications and Marketing
Richards College of Business
Marketing and Real Estate
Small Business Development Center
Student Affairs & Enrollment Management
Vicki G. Hardin
Lisa Adams Somerlot
Center for Student Involvement
Enrollment Services Center
Mary Beth Thompson
Housing and Residence Life
Richards D Adams
International Student Admissions & Programs
New Student Programs
Office of Community Standards
School of Nursing
Safe Zone FAQ
Safe Zone FAQ
Do I have to go through Safe Zone if I participated in it at another institution?
Not necessarily! If you have attended or facilitated Safe Zone training somewhere else and are not sure whether to take the training again, contact Lo Denmon.
What are the rainbow wolf pins?
The rainbow wolf pin indicates that the individual wearer has participated in UWG's Safe Zone program and has committed to being an ally to the LGBTQ community on campus and in their everyday life.
How do I get one?
Wolf Pins are available to faculty and professional staff who have completed, at minimum, the introductory level and two follow up workshops of Safe Zone.
What is the Green Zone?
Green Zone is a training program similar to Safe Zone, focused on the experiences of veterans. This training is offered through the Center for Adult Learners and Veterans.