Safe Zone

The LGBT* Committee also provides support for the Safe Zone Program. The program provides a safe, comfortable setting for members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community to speak freely and openly about issues they may be having. All discussions will be strictly confidential and topics will be addressed in a non-threatening and non-judgmental manner.

What is Safe Zone?

Currently, UW-Whitewater provides 4 different modules of Safe Zone training throughout each semester.

LGBT* Task Force Safe Zone Training, Spring 2015

Module 1: Identities and Language
This workshop for beginners addresses the “alphabet soup” of LGBT* identities, microaggressions and ways to address them, problematic language, and what to do when you make a mistake.
• Tuesday, February 17, 8:30-9:30am in UC 147
• Wednesday, February 18, 2-3pm in UC 147

Module 2: Gender Identity
This workshop covers the concept of gender identity and delves deeper into transgender and non-binary gender identities. Participants will discuss students’ needs and experiences on campus.
• Tuesday, March 10, 12-1pm in UC 147
• Wednesday, March 11, 9-10am in UC 147

Module 3: LGBT* Student Experiences
This session allows you to hear directly from students about their experiences as LGBT* people—growing up, on campus, and out in the world. A great opportunity to ask students questions.
• Thursday, April 9, 12-1:30pm in UC 259

Module 4: Becoming an Active Ally
This module helps faculty and staff become stronger, more supportive allies and allows them to better contribute to a more inclusive environment for LGBT* people through their unique roles on campus.
• Monday, April 20, 2-3pm in UC 147
• Thursday, April 23, 10-11am in UC 147

For more information or to RSVP to a Safe Zone Training, please contact Cindy Konrad at or at 262-472-7169.

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