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

The Safe Zone project launched into a full campaign in fall 2012. We can provide the Safe Zone workshop to any interested department, student group, or program on campus.

Register for a Safe Zone workshop below!

Safe Zone 101 Offerings:

Safe Zone 101 is primarily for students and general community members who wish to increase their awareness of LGBTQ+ people and issues, create gender inclusive change, and increase their allyship.  

Check back soon for Fall 2023 Safe Zone 101 offerings

Faculty/Staff Safe Zone Offerings:

Faculty and Staff are welcome to take this focused Safe Zone offered through the Center for Faculty Excellence.  In this session, we aim to increase awareness of LGBTQ+ people and issues in the classroom and campus environments and to better foster LGBTQ+ Inclusion for BGSU's LGBTQ+ community.  Graduate Assistants are welcome to participate in these sessions.

The sessions linked below are open to faculty, staff, and graduate assistants.  These sessions are not open to undergraduate students.

October 16, 2023 - 12-3 pm, Olscamp 106

November 9, 2023 - 2-5 pm, location TBD

Register for the Faculty/Staff workshop here.

** Additionally Safe Zone workshops can be offered upon department or organization request. Please feel free to reach out to Dr. Stygles if you would like a Safe Zone offered for your group.**

Updated: 04/09/2024 10:28AM