What is Safe Zone?
Safe Zone is a program at MSU hosted by the Diversity Awareness Office and Counseling and Psychological Services to provide educational trainings and increase awareness and acceptance of LGBTQIQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, questioning) students, faculty, and staff.
Safe Zone workshops are offered regularly throughout the year to create a network of allies who have been trained in LGBTQIQ issues and act as resources within the community. Individual offices, departments, and groups may request Safe Zone workshops geared specifically toward their faculty, staff, and students.
This past year, 267 members of the Montana State University community participated in a Safe Zone training.
98% of participants felt more knowledgeable about LGBTQIQ issues after attending a Safe Zone training.
92% of participants felt more confident about speaking out about against homonegativity or transphobia as a result of the workshop.