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Please Join Us for a Safe Zone Training!  Go to this link for dates and times of upcoming training sessions and to register to attend.

Level 1: Becoming an Ally

The goal of this introductory training session is to provide a basic information about sexual orientation, especially as it relates to NDSU students, faculty and staff. Topics addressed include an overview of relevant terminology, the coming out process, and how to be an ally for someone who identifies as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer. Participants at this training session will have an opportunity to make a personal commitment to becoming an NDSU Safe Zone Ally - however, becoming an ally is not a requirement of this Level 1 training session. Please note: attendance at Level 1 is a pre-requisite for eligibility to attend additional levels of training.

Level 2: Gender Identity/Expression

The goal of this advanced training session is to explore in greater depth the experiences of those who identify as transgender. Attendees will leave this session with a broader understanding of gender identity and expression, both as they relate to University policy and to the lived experiences of transgender youth. Please note: Level 1 is required before attending this training.

Level 3: Upstander

The goal of this training program is to provide an interactive, engaging learning opportunity that allows those who are Safe Zone Allies to further develop their skills and comfort levels as Allies. Topics addressed in this training encourage Allies to move from being passive bystanders to active Upstanders within our campus community. Please note: you must attend Levels 1 & 2 before attending this training.


If your department or organization would like to schedule a specific Ally Training session, please contact to make that happen.

Safe Zone training sessions are also available online by following the directions below.

Contact us if you have questions.

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Office of Gender and Sexual Diversity
NDSU Safe Zone
North Dakota State University
Phone:  (701) 231-5263
Campus Address:  122 Memorial Union
Physical/Delivery Address:  1401 Administration Ave., Fargo, ND 58102
Mailing Address:  NDSU Dept. 5251, PO Box 6050, Fargo, ND 58108
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