What is Safe Zone?
Safe Zone is a program designed to:
- Educate people about sexual orientation and gender identity/expression issues.
- Create a visible network of Allies to provide support to the NDSU lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) community.
- Provide accurate information about sexual orientation and gender identity/expression issues and resources within the community.
How can I be an Ally?
Speak Out. Voicing your support for the LGBTQ people is powerful. Whether you are challenging a stereotype, correcting a misrepresentation or merely voicing your support for a lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender friend, relative or colleague, you can make change happen.
Become Active in a local, state or national LGBTQ organization. The Safe Zone website includes listing of many local, regional, and national organizations that you can join to keep current on important issues facing the LGBTQ community - and how you can be an Ally.
Be A Good Listener. Many LGBTQ people feel isolated and alone, and would greatly benefit from having someone to talk to. Being vocally supportive shows others that you are open to having further dialogue.
Bet Involved. There are many ways to get involved with LGBTQ community at NDSU and in the Fargo-Moorhead community. Contact us for more ideas.
Anyone displaying the Safe Zone symbol has committed to being an understanding, supportive and trustworthy Ally for LGBTQ members of our campus community. This person can also be counted upon to provide accurate information about sexual orientation and gender identity issues.
New social affinity group for LGBTQ & Ally graduate students: The Graduate Prism.
Please check our "Scheduled Trainings" page for a listing of trainings available and the date and time for each.