Safe Zone Program
Miami University affirms our commitment to a diverse and inclusive community in many ways. You can contribute to building this inclusive learning environment by joining us in the Safe Zone program.
Miami University’s Safe Zone invites everyone to create a safer and more supportive campus climate for sexual and gender minorities and their allies. The program was established in 2009 as a collaborative training effort engaging students, staff, and faculty across all departments and offices at Miami University. The Safe Zone mission is to promote an environment where the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) community and their allies flourish intellectually, socially, and emotionally. Towards this end, we envision the program as a visible network of allies who support each other and support individual LGBTQ people. We hope to build a climate where everyone feels safe and accepted.
Safe Zone Trainings
We do not have any trainings remaining this semester, but if you would like to schedule one or would like to be informed abou when they are scheduled, please let us know!
To reserve your spot at a Safe Zone training, email us so we can plan ahead.
Safe Zone trainings last 2.5 hours, and discuss respectful terminology, transgender concerns, and other topics that will help you become a better ally.
Trainings can also be scheduled by appointment for groups of 6 or more. If you wish to bring a training to your department, contact email@example.com
When you see a person who has displayed the Safe Zone logo (a pink triangle with rainbow dots) you know that this person has self-identified as a supporter and advocate of the LGBT community. You can expect this person to respect your confidentiality, provide you with resources, and listen.
Safe Zone Members
Some participants in the Safe Zone program have elected to have their names listed on this website as a resource to the community. Look for stickers around campus as the number of trained allies grows!
If you are interested in learning more so that you can help create a safer campus climate, here are some useful resources.