The Standard Safe Zone is a four-hour training is designed to introduce concepts, terminology and resources related to sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. There is a short intermission about half way through.
Safe Zone trainees develop:
A deeper awareness of personal ideas, stereotypes, and assumptions related to gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer and asexual (LGBTIQA) individuals
An increased comfort level in addressing concepts and language regarding LGBTIQA communities with the university community and with individuals
An increased awareness of services on campus that support LGBTIQ and allied individuals
A network of community and campus staff, faculty, and students to support people of all sexual orientations, gender identities and gender expressions on campus
Standard Safe Zone is a prerequisite for the two-hour Safe Zone Continuing Education trainings.