Safe Zone

This dynamic and interactive workshop is designed to develop, enhance and maintain culturally competent and supportive environments on Georgia State University’s campus for Gender and Sexuality Minorities (GSM), as well as heterosexual, cisgender and other people who are interested in diversity, equality and inclusion. Additionally, Safe Zone establishes an identifiable network of individuals who can provide support, information and a safe place for GSM persons within the campus community. Those who have committed to being Safe Zone allies indicate that bigotry and discrimination, specifically pertaining to members of the GSM community, are not tolerated. Safe Zone presentations can be adapted to meet the particular needs of classes, organizations or campus entities.

If you would like to schedule a Safe Zone workshop outside of the scheduled dates, please submit a Safe Zone Workshop request by clicking on the link below.

Safe Zone Workshop Request Form

Safe Zone Learning Goals:

  1. Identify and comprehend core terminology of GSM and their intersecting identities.
  2. Identify multiple ways of successful ally-ship for intersecting identities of GSM.
  3. Identify how gender and sexuality are socially constructed and proper techniques for abolishing identified social constructs.
  4. Identify oppression experienced by intersecting identities of GSM, solutions, and their effects on mental health and quality of life.
  5. Identify mental health issues experienced by GSM and resources available to combat these issues.

To sign up for a Safe Zone Training, please visit the following links:

Safe Zone Workshop Sign Up: Students

Safe Zone Workshop Sign Up: Faculty and Staff

If you have any questions, please contact William Britto, student affairs advisor II for multicultural education and competence.