About SafeZONE

SafeZone

SafeZONE is a three-hour, in-depth workshop designed to increase the overall campus community's understanding and awareness of issues faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, intersex, asexual/allied (LGBTQIA+) and other marginalized students. SafeZONE was created to encourage a more inclusive and accepting campus climate.

Why do we have SafeZONE?

Arizona State University (ASU) and the surrounding community are proud of their culturally diverse population and support cultural diversity in every way possible. SafeZONE is a subtle way to say that all sexual orientations, gender identities and gender expressions are valued parts of our rich tapestry and are supported.

What does it mean to be a SafeZONE Ally?

Individuals who agree to display the SafeZONE Ally placard agree to acknowledge the presence and contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, intersex, asexual, and other allied individuals. SafeZONE Allies also believe that campuses and communities are enriched by the diversity of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, intersex, and asexual individuals and are willing to assist individuals in accessing support and information resources on all campus locations and in the community. SafeZONE Allies also agree to maintain confidentiality, use inclusive language, avoid stereotyping, and not assume heterosexuality. Finally, SafeZONE Allies agree to be positive, supportive and affirming to students, staff and faculty regarding LGBTQIA+ people and issues.

Individuals who display a SafeZONE Ally placard identify themselves as someone who has completed SafeZONE training.

SafeZONE Allies are open and supportive to the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, intersex, and asexual/allied individuals and are willing to learn about issues related to sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expressions.

Do I have to be LGBTQIA+ to be a SafeZONE Ally?

Displaying a SafeZONE symbol does not mean that one is lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, intersex, or asexual. It does mean one is supportive of the needs of others and willing to learn about issues related to sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression.

How do I learn more about SafeZONE?

Please contact us at safezone@asu.edu for more information.