The Safe Zone program at UMSL held its first training session on April 23, 2004. Currently, there are over 130 participants in the program, including faculty and staff from various departments, as well as both undergraduate and graduate students. All Safe Zone participants at UMSL attend a 3-hour training session, which provides information about LGBT issues. Participants are not expected to be experts on topics related to sexual orientation, and most are not professional counselors. Rather, they have agreed to serve as supportive points of contact for those who are seeking information or assistance with LGBT-related issues.
For more information about the history of Safe Zone programs, please see the following link: http://www.lgbtcampus.org/faq/safe_zone.html
For a listing of college and university Safe Zone websites, please see:
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