Loyola University Maryland

LGBTQ+ Services

Safe Zone Training

Safe Zone at Loyola University Maryland fosters an affirming environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans & gender non-comforming, queer, pansexual, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQPIA+) members of the University community and their allies. In support of the University’s mission to promote intellectual excellence and ethical leadership in the Jesuit tradition, Safe Zone at Loyola:

  • Cultivates dialogue, understanding, and fellowship among all University community members around LGBTQPIA+ issues and contributions
  • Sponsors designated Safe Zones around campus that offer safety, support, and confidentiality for LGBTQPIA+ students and their allies
  • Offers training to faculty, staff, administrators, and students on how to fully welcome, support, and value LGBTQPIA+ people and perspectives in the University community

Becoming Safe Zone trained at Loyola is a three-step process. Training sessions should be completed in order and upon completion of Session 3, participants have the opportunity to sign a commitment to contributing to an affirming campus for LGBTQPIA+ members. When you see a Safe Zone sticker on campus, it indicates that person completed the entirety of Loyola's Safe Zone program.

Some people complete the SafeZone program over the course of a month, while many others choose to complete it over the course of a few years when they feel ready to take each step in the process.

2021-2022 Safe Zone Training Dates

Register using the links below

Session 1: LGBTQPIA+ Awareness

Friday, October 29 @ 3pm-5pm (Register)

Friday, November 5 @ 3pm-5pm (Register)

Session 2: Allyship (must have completed Session 1)

Friday, November 12 @ 3pm-5pm (Register)

Friday, November 19 @ 3pm-5pm (Register)

Session 3: Creating LGBTQPIA+ Affirming Spaces (must have completed Sessions 1 & 2)

Friday, December 3 @ 3pm-5pm (Register)

Friday, December 10 @ 3pm-5pm (Register)


Interested in arranging a separate Session 1: LGBTQPIA+ Awareness training for your office, class, or student org? Email Safezone@loyola.edu or contact Tim Cherney at 410-617-5081.

Access a list of Safe Zone certified community members and Safe Zone related resources

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