Safe Zone Training

safezoneCBU will hold its spring Safe Zones training for interested faculty and staff on Friday, April 17, 2:30-4:30 p.m. in Montesi Executive Center. Dr. Kelly James (Behavioral Sciences) will facilitate the training.

In Fall of 2013, CBU’s Safe Zone Program launched with 32 faculty and staff members completing training and becoming Safe Zone Allies. Sponsored by Student Life and the CBU Gay Straight Alliance and endorsed by the Faculty Assembly, the Safe Zone Program aims to support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, intersexed, asexual or ally (LGBTQIA) students; to improve the overall campus environment for these students; and to educate students, faculty and staff on LGBTQIA issues.

Safe Zone Allies:

  • Believe that our campus is enriched and enlivened by the diversity of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, intersexed or asexual people.
  • Are aware of the presence of LGBTQIA students and colleagues and are willing to engage them in genuine dialogue and interaction.
  • Are willing to discuss issues that impact LGBTQIA people in a nonjudgmental manner.
  • Are willing to help students access support and information on campus and in the community.
  • Understand the sensitive nature of LGBTQIA issues and respect the privacy of LGBTQIA students.
  • Use inclusive language, avoid stereotyping, and do not assume heterosexuality.

Do you want to designate your office as a CBU Safe Zone? Were you unable to attend the fall training? Are you a certified Safe Zone who wishes to attend a second training? Please join the training session on Friday, April 17, 2:30-4:30 p.m. in Montesi Executive Center.

To sign up, contact Dr. James, chair of the CBU Safe Zone Program Committee, at More information about CBU Safe Zones can be found at