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The Safe Zone program at UArts is a campus-wide initiative to raise knowledge and awareness about the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ+) community at UArts.

We work to assist our campus in understanding the issues that LGBTQ+ students face and to educate our faculty, staff, and students about the resources that are available both here at UArts and in Center City. Safe Zone training involves a one hour session where we discuss cultural competence training about gender and sexuality, identity, and how to be an effective ally to LGBTQ+ students at UArts. Students also have an opportunity to receive Safe Zone Training during New Student Orientation. 

Faculty, staff, and students who complete Safe Zone can display a Safe Zone tag in their work environment. Safe Zone members will act as additional resources to LGBTQ+ students who want to find campus or local Philadelphia resources.