Safe Zone

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Safe Zone Friend and Safe Zone Advocate sessions are available for all CWRU-affiliated organizations and individuals.

Sign up for Safe Zone if you a) want up-to-date info on support resources for LGBTQ communities at CWRU+, b) are new to CWRU or c) haven't taken a Safe Zone workshop in the last two years. 

Safe Zone Friend

Learn more about campus resources, lesbian gay bisexual transgender (LGBTQ+) identity terms & ways to support.

The next open Safe Zone Friend for students, staff, and faculty will be held on:

  • Wednesday, February 12, 10 am to 12 pm in the STJ Residence Hall, Interactive Classroom. Register at the following link:
  • Monday, March 30, 1 pm to 3 pm in the Sears Library, Room 315. Register at the following link:

Safe Zone Advocate

Building upon learnings from Friend, Safe Zone Advocate will explore how unconscious bias and microaggressions may create unsafe spaces for LGBTQ+ people and engage with scenarios to learn to respond to interpersonal bias.

The next open Safe Zone Advocate will be offered on:

  • Thursday, March 12, 1 pm to 3 pm in the Tinkham Veale University Center, First Floor Conference Room. Register at the following link:
  • Wednesday, April 22, 5 pm to 7 pm in the Tinkham Veale University Center, Second Floor Conference Room. Register at the following link:

Group Safe Zone Requests

Request a Safe Zone session for your student organization or department. As you make a request, please choose dates at least 4 weeks in advance to accommodate scheduling. Group coordinators are responsible for room reservations and taking RSVPs for the group. To request a Safe Zone for a CWRU-affiliated group, use this Google form.

Please contact Jaden List,, to request a Safe Zone Friend with your group from CIA, CIM, or another community organization.