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Upcoming Events

September 27-28; Campout at Koinonia!

September 28; SAFE ZONE training!

September 30-October 5; Pride Week!

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Safe Zone

Safe Zone is Manchester University's training guide that helps faculty, staff, and students better communicate and understand the struggles of the LGBTQIA community on and off campus.

 

The Purpose:

Safe Zone allows for the campus to visual show how open and aware it is of the LGBTQA community. It is a support system designed to give students a better idea of who is accepting and readily available to talk with about LGBTQA concerns or issues.

Safe Zone Ad

Training includes:

  • Vocabulary building
  • Counseling methods
  • Professional point-of-views
  • Personal reflections
  • Scenario practices
  • Insights into the thoughts of struggling students

Types of certifications:

  • Comprehensive: indicates that card holder took a two-hour Safe Zone course, and is comfortable with the basic knowledge
  • All-inclusive: indicates that the card holder took a four-hour Safe Zone course, has had personal experience with scenarios, and holds a more in-depth understanding of Safe Zone
  • Trainer: indicates that the card holder has taken the all-inclusive four-hour training plus the extra time spent learning how to communicate his, her, or per knowledge with others

Sample Safe Zone sticker

"If you see one of these stickers on a door or window, you can rest assured that this person is an ally and is willing to listen."

Trainings occur regularly throughout the year.  Please contact safemail@manchester.edu to get a schedule or to sign-up for our next session.

 

 

Contact safemail@manchester.edu with questions or concerns.
 

Join us on Wednesdays at 9 p.m. in the SAC!