Safe Zone Program

BGSU Safe Zone Project

The Safe Zone Project at Bowling Green State University promotes awareness of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ+) people. This workshop series provides education concerning LGBTQ+ issues and seeks to improve the environment for LGBTQ+ people. The project's main goal is to build a support network of allies for BGSU's LGBTQ+ Community.

Safe Zone Goals

  • To increase awareness of LGBTQ+ people and issues.
  • To create gender inclusive change on our campus and in our society.
  • To form an awareness of the impact intersectionality has in influencing our understanding of identities and systems.
  • To improve the climate for LGBTQ+ people at BGSU.
  • To make allies visible to and involved with LGBTQ+ students, faculty, and staff.

About Safe Zone

Since homophobia and limited understanding negatively impact LGBTQ+ individuals, efforts to make the LGBTQ+ population feel welcome in any environment are needed. The Safe Zone project identifies a growing network of students, faculty, staff, and community members who are willing and prepared to provide support and information to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning people.

The Safe Zone project launched into a full campaign in fall 2012. We are able to offer the Safe Zone workshop to every department, student group, or program on campus that we can.


In order to create the most widespread Safe Zone program that truly reaches all of the BGSU community, we need help facilitating the workshop. Please consider giving back to the community and assisting us in educating people about LGBTQ+ issues. If you are interested in being a facilitator for the Safe Zone workshops, please contact Dr. Katie Stygles. This is an opportunity to build your skills and provide a necessary service at the same time!


Register for a Safe Zone workshop below!

** At this time, in-person Safe Zone workshops are not being offered in an effort to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.  LGBTQ+ Programs staff will be intermittently offering virtual workshops and also by request. **