LGBT Resource Center

BGSU's LGBT Safe Zone Program

BGSU Safe Zone:
The Safe Zone Project at Bowling Green State University promotes awareness of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) people.  The 2 hour workshop provides education concerning LGBT issues and seeks to improve the environment for LGBT people.  The project's main goal is to build a support network of allies for BGSU LGBT Community

Safe Zone Goals:
- To increase awareness of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) people and issues.
- To build a visible support network of LGBT allies on BGSU's campus.
- To improve the climate for LGBT people at BGSU.
- To make allies visible to and involved with LGBT students, faculty, and staff.

Safe Zone Program:
Contact the LGBT Resource Center for more information at
419-372-3244 or
Tobias Spears.


Safe Zone Train the Trainer Workshop

Designed to teach participants how to be Safe Zone Workshop Facilitators. Participants need to complete a Safe Zone workshop before the facilitator training.

Upcoming Dates  for the Train the Trainer Workshop are TBD. Please check back for latest updates.


Fall 2013 Safe Zone Training Workshops

** You are strongly encouraged to register for the workshop. Please click on date and follow the instructions under registration **

Thursday, August 29, 2013                    5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.    LGBT Resource Center

Wednesday, September 18, 2013        5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.    LGBT Resource Center

Friday, October 18, 2013                        12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.  314 BTSU

Tuesday, November 12, 2013                5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.    LGBT Resource Center  

Spring 2014 Safe Zone Training Workshops

Wednesday, January 15, 2014                5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.    LGBT Resource Center

Monday, February 17, 2014                      5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.    LGBT Resource Center

Tuesday, April 15, 2014                            5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.    LGBT Resource Center  


Request a Presentation Today!!

Since homophobia and limited understanding negatively impacts LGBT individuals, efforts to make the LGBT population feel welcome in any environment are needed. The OHIO Safe Zone project identifies a growing network of students, faculty, staff and community members who are willing and prepared to provide support and information to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning people.

The Safe Zone project launched into a full campaign in fall 2012.  We are able to offer the Safe Zone workshop to every department, student group, or program on campus that we can.  In order to do so, we need your help in two ways. 

First, please spread the word that the Safe Zone program has been revised and is new and improved.  We have new buttons and cards that are available to participants once they have attended the 2 hour workshop.  If you have not attended the new Safe Zone, sign up today!

In order to create the most widespread Safe Zone program that truly reaches all of the BGSU community, we need help facilitating the workshop.  Please consider giving back to the community and assisting us in educating people about LGBT issues. 

To sign up to attend a Safe Zone workshop, please contact Tobias Spears. and check back here for pre-assigned dates for future Safe Zone workshops.

If you are interested in being a facilitator for the Safe Zone workshops, please contact Tobias Spears. This is an opportunity to build your skills and provide a necessary service at the same time!