SUNY-Geneseo holds among its core values the ideals of community and diversity. The Geneseo Safe Zone program is a reflection of these values, particularly as they pertain to sexual diversity. The Safe Zone program attempts to increase awareness and acceptance of sexual diversity, while providing a resource network for individuals with questions or concerns related to sexuality.

Persons displaying Safe Zone stickers have chosen to visibly identify themselves as allies and are to the best of their ability understanding, supportive and trustworthy. Safe Zone members are committed to treating everyone with the dignity and respect they are entitled to as human beings, regardless of race, ethnicity, culture, gender, level of ability, national background or religion. These individuals are committed to educating themselves about oppression, heterosexism and homophobia, and to combating it on a personal level. Safe Zone members also consult with each other as needed, while maintaining the confidentiality of those they are assisting. Safe Zone members are not trained counselors, but they are good supportive listeners who possess general information regarding sexual diversity and can guide individuals to appropriate campus and community resources and/or support systems.


Safe Zone: Training the Trainer

Date: Saturday, September 6th

Time: 8:45 AM - 5:00 PM

Location: Milne 213

Presenter: Jeannne Gainsburg of Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley

For Reservations contact Alice Rutkowski at:

Interested in becoming a Safe Zone Peer Educator?

This training is open to any student, faculty, or staff who has participated in a Safe Zone workshop during the last 3 semesters or wants to be involved in educating others about Safe Zone and issues affecting the LGBT community. Agreeing to attend the workshop means you’re agreeing to, once trained, conduct at least one Safe Zone training this academic year.