OUTreach: LGBT & Ally Resource Center

Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity

Safe Zone Training

Safe Zone training is designed for individuals interested in becoming a UTK ally to LGBT communities. The training uses activities and discussion to encourage participants to reflect on their own attitudes about gender and sexuality and to become aware of different forms of discrimination faced by LGBT individuals. Some of the topics include commonly held myths and misperceptions about LGBT  individuals, terminology used to discuss LGBT issues, and skills for being a supportive ally.

At the end of the Safe Zone training, facilitators will offer participants the opportunity to receive a UT Safe Zone placard, which they may choose to post in their office or work areas. Placing a UT Safe Zone placard in an office or work area denotes participants’ willingness to be a member of the Safe Zone campus network. Anyone is welcome to use Safe Zones as a resource. You do not need to be a member of the LGBT community.

*** Faculty, Staff, and Graduate Student Training ONLY ***

Click here to register for the Human Resources workshop SafeZone Training: Empowering LGBT Allies

Contact Information:
Employee & Organizational Development
220 Conference Center Bldg.
Phone: (865) 974-6657


*** Undergraduate Student Training ONLY ***

Fall Semester 2014
Date: Sunday, September 7
Time: 4:00 PM-7:00 PM
Location: Black Cultural Center

Date: Sunday, November 9
Time: 3:00 PM-6:00 PM
Location: University Center 221

Spring Semester 2015
Date: Sunday, January 25
Time: 4:00 PM-7:00 PM
Location: Black Cultural Center

Date: Sunday, March 8
Time: 3:00pm-6:00pm
Location: Black Cultural Center

Register below for the Undergraduate Student SafeZone workshop

Undergraduate Student Safe Zone Training


If your department or office wants to schedule a specific SafeZone training, you may send an email to safezone@utk.edu for consideration.


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