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K-State Today

February 11, 2015

SafeZone Introductory Training session Feb. 12

Submitted by Anna Waugh

SafeZone will have an Introductory Training Session from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 12 in 123 Leadership Studies Building.

This training session will include presentations from offices such as CARE, Student Life and Counseling Services. Attendees also will be taught basic skills, including how to refer students to campus resources and active listening.

The purpose of SafeZone is to provide "safe zones" throughout the K-State campus where individuals affected by homophobia, hateful acts and violence can go for support and assistance. Kansas State University faculty, staff, students and community members can become SafeZone allies as a way to publicly show their commitment to enhancing support and equality across campus.

SafeZone has been a part of K-State's atmosphere since the 1970s when it was initially started to help those facing discrimination because of sexual orientation. After a revitalization of the program in 2002, SafeZone has evolved to fit the needs of current K-State community members. Allies are now educated to help those coming from a variety of background with needs concerning hateful acts like bullying or discrimination, LGBTQ-related concerns, or sexual violence.

Register for this event or learn more about SafeZone.