Safe Zone Ally Vision Statement
The vision of the Safe Zone Ally program is to foster an atmosphere of support and celebration of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning individuals within the University of South Florida community.
Safe Zone Ally Program Mission Statement
The mission of the Safe Zone Ally program at the University of South Florida is to identify, educate, and support allies. Allies are individuals within the USF community who consider themselves to be open and knowledgeable about Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning (LGBTQ) issues and who choose to provide support, as well as advocate with those who are LGBTQ.
Safe Zone Allies
SSafe Zone allies are USF students, faculty, and staff who successfully complete the Safe Zone training and choose to support and advocate with those who are LGBTQ. A Safe Zone Ally is represented by the displayed Safe Zone symbol.
Safe Zones is the University of South Florida’s institutionally recognized LGBTQ diversity certificate program that educates future leaders and our community on advocacy for our lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer/questioning peers by certifying supportive allies and promoting understanding. The training is a three-hour interactive certification on LGBTQ culture, advocacy, and how to be an ally. Seats are limited, so register for a training below TODAY!
A Safe Zone is represented by the displayed Safe Zone symbol.
Upcoming Training DatesThere are currently no training dates available. We will be adding additional dates soon.
Benefits of Being an Ally
You open yourself up to the possibility of close relationships with an additional 10% of the world.
You may become less likely to stereotype according to society roles and expectations.
You may increase your ability to have close and loving relationships with LGBTQ individuals.
You have opportunities to learn from, teach, and have an impact on a population with whom you might not otherwise interact.
You may be the reason an individual finally decides that his or her life is worth something.
Upcoming Training Dates
- Friday, October 3 10am-1pm in MSC 3705
- Tuesday, October 14 2-5pm in MSC 3711
- Thursday, November 6 11am-2pm in MSC 3705
- Friday, November 14 10am-1pm in MSC 4200