June 3, 2023

Safe Zone Training, January 8-9

The following message is from the Office of Diversity and Inclusion:

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion seeks to provide campus initiatives that will create a safe and welcoming community for all UMW constituents. Beginning in 2015, we will offer workshops for faculty, staff and students designed to help them become more sensitive and informed allies for the LGBT community.

Safe Zone training is designed to educate members of the University community about lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer (LGBTQ) issues to create a network of allies who, together with members of the LGBTQ community, work to create a community of safety and full inclusion for all its members.

Safe Zone consists of people who:

  • Will be understanding, supportive and trustworthy if LGBTQ individuals need help, advice or just someone to talk to.
  • Will not tolerate homophobic and heterosexist comments and actions but will address them in an educational and informative manner.
  • Will have received training and can provide information regarding on or off campus resources

Training will take place on January 8th or 9th from 9 a.m. to noon.

To register you will need to sign up following the instructions below.

To Enroll:

Go to http://covkc.virginia.gov/umw

  • In search box – type – UMW, Safe,
  • Choose the Safe Zone Course
  • Select the desired section (Date of Course)
  • Select the Enroll button

Tips for using the system

  • The site works best with Firefox than it does with Internet Explorer
  • If you are using Internet Explorer, make sure that the site is listed as a Trusted Site (Tools > Internet Options).
  • For all browsers, make sure that pop-ups are allowed for this site.

Each session is limited to 15 individuals.

At the completion of the workshop, participants will be offered the opportunity to sign a pledge agreeing to advance the Safe Zone mission and receive a Safe Zone sticker to place in their workplace or where they live on campus.

If you are not able to attend this training session we will offer additional training sessions this spring.

Please feel free to contact me if you have a desire for a specific training for your department, office or unit.

We look forward to your participation.


Leah Cox, PhD.

Special Asst. for Diversity and Inclusion,

Title IX Coordinator, JFS Director