Safe Zone Training for Faculty and Staff Set for Spring Semester

 

Safe ZoneTwo Safe Zone training sessions have been set this spring for faculty and staff. Safe Zone is a voluntary network of faculty, staff, and students who believe that every member of the community should have an equal opportunity to grow and learn in a safe and open environment.

Safe Zone training explores LGBT issues in an honest and open way and provides an opportunity for participants to become an LGBT allies. Training sessions will take place on the following dates:

  • Friday, February 17, 9:00 a.m. to noon in the University Center Crest Room
  • Friday, April 13, 9:00 a.m. to noon in the Multicultural Student Life Center

Safe Zone awareness-building is part of the Chancellor’s Civility and Community initiative and is administered through the Office of the Dean of Students. UT’s Employee and Organizational Development provides the training through small group activities, information-sharing, and large group discussions that explore commonly held myths and beliefs of the LGBT community.

Those interested in the training should register through UT Human Resources Employee and Organizational Development or the Safe Zone training link on the Commission for LGBT People’s website.

Special departmental training can also be arranged. For more information call 974-6657 or e-mail safezone@utk.edu.

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