Safe Zone Training

Oklahoma State University's Safe Zone Training is designed to identify and educate allies for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community on campus. A Safe Zone ally is someone who chooses to become educated about LGBTQ issues and believes all sexual orientations and gender identities/presentations should be acknowledged and supported. Trainings last two and a half hours and are held monthly.

Safe Zone Training:

  • Introduces the LGBTQ community and its many facets and intersections
  • Covers contemporary LGBTQ issues including hate crimes legislation, population data and statistics, Oklahoma LGBTQ resources, the spectrum of gender and sexuality, microaggressions, and more.
  • Provides tools to better support LGBTQ individuals and assist in advocating for LGBTQ rights.
  • Includes a sticker of the OSU LGBTQ Safe Zone logo to display in one's office space, which serves as a visible message of support and inclusion of the LGBTQ community.

Scheduled Public Spring Trainings are:

  • Wednesday, January 22nd, 2:30PM-5PM
  • Thursday, January 30th, 9AM-11:30AM
  • Monday, February 10th, 2:30PM-5PM
  • Thursday, March 12th, 2PM-4:30PM
  • Wednesday, April 15th, 2:30PM-5PM

To register or schedule a private training, please contact Irissa Baxter at irissa.baxter@okstate.edu or 405-744-6538