Safe Zone Program

BGSU Safe Zone

The Safe Zone Project at Bowling Green State University promotes awareness of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ+) people. The 2 hour workshop 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 LGBTQ+ Community.

Safe Zone Goals

  • To increase awareness of LGBTQ+ people and issues.
  • To build a visible support network of LGBTQ+ allies on BGSU's campus.
  • 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 impacts 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!


Fall 2017 Safe Zone Training Workshops

** You are strongly encouraged to register in advance for these workshops. Please click on Register Here**


Designed to teach participants how to be Safe Zone Workshop Facilitators. Participants will need to complete a Safe Zone workshop in order to complete the Train-the-Trainer process (this can be before or after the facilitator training).

Tuesday, September 26, 2017  5:30 pm - 8:30 pm  Location: 318-B Math Science Building Email Dr. Katie Stygles  Register HERE


Safe Zone Training for BGSU FACULTY AND STAFF

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 12:30 - 3:30 pm Location 318-B Math Science Building Email Dr. Krishna Han
Register HERE


Fall 2017 Safe Zone Training Workshops

Thursday, October 12, 2017  6:00 pm – 9:00 pm  Location 318 B-Math Science Building Email Dr. Katie Stygles

Register HERE

Thursday, November 2, 2017  3:30 pm – 6:30 pm Location 318-B Math Science Building Email Dr. Katie Stygles

Register HERE