Welcome to the UMW Safe Zone program!
Mission: In keeping with the University’s Community values, UMW’s Safe Zone Program seeks to foster an environment which affirms an inclusive and supportive community for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) citizens and allies, to create opportunities and resources to allow UMW to embrace the full range of diversities, and create maximum educational engagement for all. In keeping with these goals, the program seeks to educate its citizens, provide appropriate referrals, assess campus climate, and advocate for community members.
Trainings: The Safe Zone program offers workshops for faculty, staff, and students designed to help them become more informed and supportive allies for the LGBTQ community. At the end of the training, participants will have the opportunity to sign a pledge agreeing to comply with the Safe Zone mission and be given a Safe Zone sticker or button to display.
See our training request form to request a workshop.
Basic Faculty/Staff Safe Zone Workshop:
This workshop is geared toward faculty and staff who would like to be more informed allies to the LGBTQ+ community on our campus. The workshop will be on Wednesday, January 23 from 8:00am-10:30am. It is an introductory workshop that focuses on terminology, issues related to privilege, increasing awareness and sensitivity, and how to support the LGBTQ+ population on campus. At the end of the workshop, faculty and staff will have the opportunity to sign the ally pledge, but it is not mandatory. If you are interested in attending this workshop, please email Laura Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org. Space is limited and registration is required.
See our list of Safe Zone trainers and members
If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Laura Wilson at email@example.com .