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Safe Zone Course in April 2018

Summer 2021 Open Training Sessions

Single-session Safe Zone training has moved to the virtual space due to the current situation with COVID for students, faculty and staff.  Please contact Dr. Alice Rutkowski with any questions.

play_arrowCurrent Summer Open Faculty/Staff Training:  Summer sessions are complete.  Please look back to this space late Spring 2021.

Spring 2021 Open Training Sessions

Safe Zone training availability is largely virtual, though some in-person training will be offered.  In-person training will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis in 2021 and are subject to COVID-19 precautions.  Availability is limited when offered.  Please email Dr. Alice Rutkowski if you have any questions.

Spring Student Training: Closed for Spring 2021, keep looking back for Fall!



Further Open Student Training: TBA

(Link will be available once announced)


Best practices suggest that Safe Zone participants "refresh" their training every three years. For Geneseo faculty and staff members therefore, we ask that you sign up to take the basic 3-hour workshop again if you were trained BEFORE Jan 1, 2019. Rest assured, the curriculum has been entirely revised by student leaders in the past two years and you will absolutely encounter new material and strategies.

Next Open Faculty/Staff Full 3-hr Training: Online Virtual Training TBA. Due to COVID-19, in-person training will be limited and will be determined on a case-by-case basis.  Training will be largely via virtual training options. 

Please feel free to request a Faculty/Staff Virtual Training using the button below:


Next Open Faculty/Staff Refresher Training:   Currently on pause, keep looking back to this space for announcements in Fall 2021!

Once Safe Zone Refresher Training restarts, student trainers in our program have developed a shorter, 90-minute “refresher” workshop intended specifically for faculty and staff who last attended a Safe Zone workshop 2019 or before. If you have NEVER taken a Safe Zone workshop here at Geneseo, you need to sign up for the Full Safe Zone 3-hr Training.  

(Training Completed for Spring 2021)

Request a Training

Scheduling for Safe Zone training in Spring 2021 is closed, however scheduling for training in Fall 2021 will open late summer.  Once it reopens, you may request a training for your cohort or colleagues for groups of 6 or more.  While we do offer limited in-person training while meeting SUNY Guidelines to prevent COVID-19, Safe Zone is has largely moved to the virtual space!  We will begin offering virtual workshops again in September 2021.


If you have any questions, please contact Alice Rutkowski ( or Eli Miller (