Center for Diversity and Inclusion

Safer Zone Training Program

The Safer Zone Training Program is a multi-part training program offered through Xavier’s Center for Diversity and Inclusion that aims to educate campus on advocacy for the LGBTQ+ community by promoting understanding, allyship, and inclusively of the whole person. Each session is 2 hours/120 minutes and should be taken in the following progression: Foundations, Society, Allyship.

* Safer Zone sessions must be taken in the following progression: Foundations, Society, Allyship. If you have previously taken a Safer Zone training at Xavier, please email Maria Merrill to confirm which session you should begin with. 

Safer Zone: Foundations
The purpose of Safer Zone: Foundations is to educate the Xavier community on foundational identities, terms, and experiences related to the LGBTQ+ community.

Safer Zone: Society 
The purpose of Safer Zone: Society is to expand on foundational identities and terms to begin reflecting on our own perceptions of the LGBTQ+ community while identifying negative impacts of systemic systems of oppression.
*Safer Zone: Foundations is a prerequisite to this course*


Safer Zone: Allyship
The purpose of Safer Zone: Allyship is to create a network of supportive allies and advocate for the LGBTQ+ community across Xavier's campus.
*Safer Zone: Foundations and Safer Zone: Society are prerequisites to this course*



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