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/Trans*, and Queer/Questioning individuals within the University of South Florida community.
Safe Zone Ally Program Mission Statement
Safe Zone is the University of South Florida’s institutionally recognized LGBTQ+ diversity training program that educates members of our campus community on advocacy for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender/Trans*, Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ+) peers by promoting understanding through educating supportive allies. The training is a three-hour interactive certification on LGBTQ+ identities, inclusive language, and advocacy.
Safe Zone Allies
Allies are individuals within the USF community who are supportive of and knowledgeable about LGBTQ+ identities and issues and who want to be a visible support for people of all sexual and gender identities and expressions. People of all identities are welcome to become Safe Zone allies! A Safe Zone Ally is represented by the displayed Safe Zone symbol.
Benefits of Being an Ally
You gain a deeper understanding of the realities for LGBTQ+ people who make up over 10% of the population.
You may become less likely to stereotype according to societal roles and expectations, thus making people feel more welcome.
You may increase your ability to have close and loving relationships with LGBTQ+ individuals.
You have opportunities to learn from and about identities of people who you interact with even if you don’t know their identities.
You may be the reason an individual finally decides that his or her life is worth something.
Upcoming Training Dates
There are no Safe Zone training dates open for registration at this time. Please check back soon!