What is Safe Zone?

The Western Oregon University Safe Zone program builds a culture of continual learning that focuses on the lives, experiences, and intersections of LGBTQIA+ identities. We strive to create ongoing training and educational opportunities, improve campus outreach efforts, and provide inclusive spaces for LGBTQIA+ students, faculty, staff, and community members. 

Our Vision: To provide continuing education to the community about LGBTQIA+ inclusiveness on and off campus.


What does Safe Zone do?

Safe Zone facilitates training sessions on LGBTQIA+ inclusivity. Our primary trainings include the Red training, which focuses on pronouns, terminology, and resources, the Yellow training, which focuses on the binary and intersectionality, and the Blue training which focuses on microaggressions, power, and privilege. Safe Zone also hosts events on and off campus centered around the LGBTQIA+ community.

How can I participate?

We invite anyone interested in playing a more active role to attend our bi-monthly Safe Zone committee meetings.

Please email safezone@wou.edu if you wish to attend future meetings.


Want to learn more?

Check the links at the top of our page to find WOU campus resources, online materials, and other information about the committee and the WOU LGBTQIA+ community. If you have any questions, feel free to email us at safezone@wou.edu.


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