2018 WGST 288 Safe Zone Train the Trainer Internship Great Day Presentation

In-person safezone training have been cancelled due to the current situation with COVID-19.  Please email Dr. Alice Rutkowski rutkowsk@geneseo.edu if you have questions.  For official SUNY Geneseo information about the Coronavirus, please visit the Fall 2020 FAQ and choose the appropriate collapsible accordion rows on the page for relevant info and FAQs. 

For emotional, mental, and physical safety resource information and contacts, click here for a resource link.



A number of faculty, staff, and students across campus are part of SUNY Geneseo's Safe Zone network. These folks have chosen to have their names listed to share with the college community. 




What does it mean to be Safe Zone Trained?2017 SafeZone Sticker

It means these individuals 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. 

At SUNY Geneseo, our core group of college faculty, professional, and staff Safe Zone facilitators are trainers who have undergone extensive training by Out Alliance of the Genesee Valley in order to be able to facilitate workshops for the campus.  Our student facilitators have been trained through the academic Safe Zone Train-the-Trainer course: WGST 288: Exp: Safe Zone Train the Trainer.  Participants are members of the campus community who have taken part in a 3-hour Safe Zone workshop facilitated by our cohort of trainers.

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Safe Zone Co-Facilitation for the Open Student SZ courseSafe Zone Program Facilitators and Participants

To see a list of current program facilitators, view Safe Zone Facilitators.

To see an alphabetized list of current Safe Zone-trained faculty and staff, view Faculty & Staff Safe Zone Allies

To see a campus map and participating Safe Zone faculty and staff offices organized by location, view Safe Zone Network Sorted By Location.

To see a list of students who are currently trained in the Safe Zone Network, visit Safe Zone Network-Trained Students. Current Geneseo students can access other students' email addresses by using the "Directory" on the Geneseo homepage, logging in with your username and password, and searching for a student. Out of respect for students' privacy, their campus address and contact information are not listed.

Interested in becoming a Geneseo Safe Zone trainer?

Students interested in becoming involved in the Safe Zone program at SUNY Geneseo as a trainer and/or intern must first take Geneseo’s Train-the-Trainer course (WGST 288). Enrollment in this course is only offered with permission from the instructor and takes place every Fall semester. The course combines elements of queer theory, open discussion, and a Geneseo-specific insider’s view of the Safe Zone program content.  Course content offers an intimate understanding of the program and its contextual application at the college from an academic, awareness, and social justice standpoint.  Class projects and discussions are generally focused and centered around ways to improve the program’s relevance and cultural competence.

Faculty, staff, and administrators at SUNY Geneseo who are interesting in becoming a Safe Zone trainer are welcome to contact the Safezone Program or Dr. Alice Rutkowski for more information.

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