About Safe Zone

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What does the Safe Zone sticker or button mean? These symbols indicate that the owner has attended a UMW Safe Zone training and signed a pledge to comply with the UMW Safe Zone mission. It does not mean that the owner identifies as LGBTQ. Instead, it indicates that the owner has pledged to be a supportive and affirming ally of the LGBTQ community.


Safe Zone trainers: View the list of Safe Zone trainers. These are the individuals who generously dedicate time to planning and conducting UMW Safe Zone trainings on our campus. We are always looking for more trainers. Please contact Dr. Laura Wilson (lwilson5@umw.edu; x1558) if you are interested in learning more about this opportunity.


Safe Zone members: View the list of people who have completed at least one Safe Zone training. All of these individuals have agreed to serve as allies and points of contact for individuals who need support.

The University of Mary Washington Safe Zone program relies on the collaboration and support of many campus-wide offices and organizations, including:

Human Resources
James Farmer Multicultural Center
Office of Disability Resources
Office of Diversity and Inclusion
Office of the President
Office of Residence Life
Office of Student Affairs
Office of Student Life
Talley Center for Counseling Services

If you have any questions about the Safe Zone program, please contact Dr. Laura Wilson, Department of Psychological Science (lwilson5@umw.edu; x1558).