About the Safe Zone

Safe Zone

The Safe Zone Project is designed to educate students, staff, faculty, and administrators about the experiences, concerns, and issues of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered (GLBT) * members of our community. The project encourages open dialogue and the sharing of information in order to create a supportive environment for diverse members of the Auraria Campus community. On a personal level, the project provides a space for participants to examine their own values, beliefs, and reactions to issues relating to sexual identity or orientation.

Based on a model created by the University of New Hampshire, the Safe Zone Project was initiated on the Auraria Campus in the spring of 1996. Participation in the project involves attending a workshop or seminar. Workshops can be tailored to meet the specific needs and time concerns of interested departments, groups, or organizations. See links below for the two types of Safe Zone workshops.

-> Safe Zone Training for any student, staff or faculty gives a general overview of GLBT issues.
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-> Safe Zone Seminar: Tools for the Classroom is specifically designed for faculty and the issues they face in the classroom environment.
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* Definitions:

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual - Individuals who may form intimate relationships with members of the same or both sexes.

Trans - An umbrella term for one whose biological sex is in conflict with one's gender identity. Examples include transsexuals, transgenders, transvestites, crossdressers, and drag king/queens.


How Can I Get Involved?

To participate in a workshop, please contact Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Student Services at Auraria at 303-556-6333 or info@glbtss.org to find out the date and time of the next session. Trainings can also be arranged for existing groups.