The Safe Zone program provides support for the LGBTQ+ community at Villanova and provides educational opportunities for all community members. Safe Zone helps to create a welcoming and open environment for all and seeks to provide opportunities for increased awareness and visibility of LGBTQ related issues and needs.
Safe Zone trained community members display a Safe Zone logo on their door or back pack showing their support of the LGBTQ community. Faculty, staff, and students across the university are among our Safe Zone members In addition, Resident Assistants, members of VU Pride, and Health Promotion's POWER peer educators are known as allies and most typically are Safe Zone trained as well.
Becoming SAFE ZONE trained
Each semester members of the Villanova Community (faculty, students and staff) are invited to participate in the training to become Safe Zone trained. The initial training is typically 2-hours and offered once or twice a semester. After the initial training, participants are expected to engage in a second training within the year, focusing on particular topics related to the LGBTQ experience of students at Villanova.
Anyone interested in becoming Safe Zone trained may contact Teri O'Brien, in the Office of Student Life, 202 Dougherty Hall.