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Frequently Asked Questions

How can I be added to the Safe Zone listserv?

You are able to subscribe by following the simple directions below:

  1. Send an e-mail to

  2. Leave the subject line of the e-mail blank.

  3. In the body (not in the subject line) of the e-mail enter the following:

    SUB listname yourfirstname yourlastname

So, Maria Mercedes would type:

SUB safezone Maria Mercedes

How can I unsubscribe from the Safe Zone listserv?

You can unsubscribe using an email command:

    1. Send an e-mail to (Note: This must come from the exact email address used in your subscription).

    2. Leave the subject line of the e-mail blank.

    3.  In the body (not in the subject line) of the e-mail, enter the following:

          SIGNOFF safezone

In most cases, you will then be asked to confirm the request. Instructions will be included in a confirmation e-mail. If this does not work (e.g., your address has changed), please contact (701-231-5263) and ask to be removed from the list. Be sure to mention any old addresses which might be subscribed to that list and the name of the list (safezone).

Do you have an example of a "welcoming and inclusive" statement that I can put in my course syllabus?

We have used the following statement on course syllabi. Feel free to copy and/or edit this statement to best fit your needs:

Because this class requires us to talk about aspects of our lives and those around us, a high level of respect for yourself and others is required. The use of discriminatory words and terms will not be allowed within this classroom. As students you are expected to have an open mind in this class and to expand your perspectives of the world around you. Remember to keep your sense of humor as there may be cases of disagreement and sensitive topics. Listen respectfully to one another and reserve judgment. Anyone who is unwilling to follow these guidelines will be asked to leave the class.

This course deals with subjects that many people find sensitive and highly charged.  Some of the readings contain strong language and graphic descriptions of violence and sexual situations, and some of the authors take political stances with which you might personally disagree.  Please keep an open mind both to the readings and to the views of your classmates with whom you might have differences.  Please remember that in a university classroom, you must be able to differentiate between emotions and personal opinions on the one hand, and reasoned analysis of the course material on the other.

Can I have an electronic version of the NDSU Safe Zone Ally stickers to put in my course syllabus or on department website faculty/staff pages?

NDSU Safe Zone Ally (Level 1) sticker

NDSU Transgender Ally (Level 2) sticker

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NDSU Equity & Diversity Center
NDSU Safe Zone
North Dakota State University
Phone:  (701) 231-7091
Campus Address:  Alba Bales House
Physical/Delivery Address:  1260 N. University Drive, Fargo, ND 58102
Mailing Address:  NDSU Dept. 5251, PO Box 6050, Fargo, ND 58108
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