Safe Zone Training


10 staff members from across the campus spent 2 days in a ‘train-the-trainer’ training in October 2016 to develop workshops on campus to increase awareness of LGBT+ communities. Safe Zone Training is here to increase awareness, engage participants in personal reflection, and encourage understanding of terminology.

The purpose of this training is to:

  • Create an awareness of personal ideas, stereotypes, and assumptions related to people who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, and allies (LGBTIQA+).
  • Increase a comfort level in and respect for addressing concepts and language related to LGBTIQA+ identities.

As Father Scott Pilarz stated in 2008, "It is [Catholic] teaching that calls us to recognize that 'every person has an inherent dignity because he or she is created in God's image.'" To see the entire letter, please click here.

In the 2016-2017 academic year, The University of Scranton trained 161 employees and students. To meet the trainers, click here

If you are interested in scheduling a training session for your club or department, click here. 

If you'd like to attend an open session, please check RoyalSync for an updated schedule of workshops.  For student sessions, register here.  Faculty and staff may register for sessions here.