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K-State Today

January 31, 2012

SafeZone provides free trainings to students, faculty-staff, every semester.

Submitted by SafeZone

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Every semester, SafeZone provides free skill-building trainings to students and faculty-staff. This semester, the first training is the SafeZone Introductory Training on Feb. 1. Individuals from various campus offices will train participants to become SafeZone Allies. Participants are trained to listen, respond and refer students to various resources on campus.

The purpose of the SafeZone program is to provide campus safe zones where individuals affected by homophobia, hateful acts and sexual violence can safely go for support and assistance. By placing the SafeZone symbol on their office door, desk or backpack, SafeZone  allies signify that their space is a safe place to talk about issues which impact people who have been affected by any type of hateful or homophobic act, or who have been affected by sexual violence, sexual harassment or any criminal or distressing situation.

SafeZone program has been sponsored by the Student Governing Association since 2008 and works in collaboration with K-State Women's Center, office of student life, counseling services, office of affirmative action, the provost's office, LGBT Resource Center and other groups both on-campus and off-campus to offer training for individuals and SafeZone allies.

Registration information:

Becoming an ally: SafeZone introductory training, spring 2012

Wednesday, Feb. 1
2-4 p.m.
Room 212, K-State Student Union

Register online

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