The Center for Sexuality and Gender Diversity in partnership with the Office of Multicultural Affairs present to you Safe Zone, an educational program that will help educate both the campus and greater Lawrence community in order to create a safer, more civil community for all individuals, particularly those of sexuality and/or gender minorities (e.g., lesbian, gay, bisexual,  transgender, queer, intersex, asexual, etc.).


The purpose of this program is to reduce homophobia, transphobia, and heterosexism on our campus to make KU a safer and freer environment for all members of our community, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. By agreeing to become a Safe Zone ally, the participant agrees to undergo training and to serve as a resource for people seeking clarification on issues of sexuality and gender diversity.

After the training, the ally will be equipped with resources and the official Safe Zone placard to hang in their space, sending a message to the campus community that they are understanding, supportive, and trustworthy individuals in regard to sexuality and gender diversity issues.


CLICK HERE to register for Safe Zone training

(for faculty, staff & GTA/GRA/GA)


CLICK HERE to register for Student Safe Zone training

(for undergraduate students)


If you have a disability and you wish to request accommodations for this program, please contact KU Academic Achievement and Access Center as soon as possible at 785-864-2620 (V/TTY),, or visit 22 Strong Hall.


Safe Zone Manual: Additional Readings

LGBT People of Color (pdf)

Answers to Your Questions: For a Better Understanding of Sexual Orientation and Homosexuality (pdf)

Answers to Your Questions: About Transgender Individuals and Gender Identity (pdf)

Answers to Your Questions: Individuals with Intersex Conditions (pdf)

Civil Marriage V. Civil Unions: What is the Difference (pdf)

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