CU Safe Zone is a 3-hour training session that provides foundational knowledge needed to support and act in solidarity with LGBTQ+ communities at Columbia University. This campus wide program was designed to educate and visibly identify students, faculty, and staff who support the LGBTQ+ community, better understand LGBTQ+ communities and some of the issues these communities face, and are aware of the various LGBTQ resources available to folks on campus.
As a result of participating in the CU Safe Zone I program, students, faculty, and staff will:
- Be able to define key terminology pertaining to the LGBTQ+ community.
- Begin to explore power, privilege, and oppression (specifically cisgender and heterosexual privilege) as it relates to gender and sexuality.
- Be able to identify strategies for building solidarity with the LGBTQ+ community.
- Be able to identify resources available to LGBTQ+ communities at Columbia University.
How to Register:
CU Safe Zone Open Sessions are being offered twice each semester for groups of approximately 30 people. The Spring 2017 dates/times are:
- Friday, October 13, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
- Friday, November 17, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.