(1) Increase awareness, knowledge,
support of LGBTQ people and issues;
(2) Build a visible support network of LGBTQ Allies on URI's campus; and
(3) Improve the campus climate for LGBTQ people at URI.
We offer a 2 hour workshop to train on basic issues affecting the LGBTQ community and how to be an ally. Contact our office to schedule a workshop for your office, department, or group.
Safe Zone Facilitator
Safe Zone History
The Safe Zone Program evolved from the Welcome Project at URI which involved students, faculty, and staff in response to issues and needs of URI's LGBTIQQ community. In conjunction with other programs and activities sponsored by the URI GLBT Center, the Welcome Project played a significant role in advancing URI to recognition in The Advocate's Comprehensive Guide to Colleges and Universities with the Best Programs, Services, and Student Organizations for LGBT Students. While substantial progress has been made at URI, the Welcome Project addressed the contemporary concerns of the LGBTIQQ community as part of the broader array of important diversity and multicultural needs.
The Safe Zone Sign is an active symbol of support for the LGBTIQQ community, people, families and friends. Posting this sign publicly demonstrates one’s dedication to the Welcome Project and the LGBTIQQ community. Interested parties can get a Safe Zone sign by attending any of our Safe Zone trainings!
For a list of people who have been SafeZone trained, click here.
Check out the Events Page for our Safe Zone TrainingsFor information, please contact:
Thanks to the work of the URI GLBT Center, the University of Rhode Island was named in The Advocate College Guide for LGBT Students!