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What is SafeZone?

Established in 2006, the Western Oregon University SafeZone program seeks to form an allying network of students, faculty and staff committed and trained to provide safe, non-judgmental and supportive contacts for all WOU community members regarding LGBTQ+ issues. Through training and community events, we are committed to providing a campus atmosphere of universal acceptance and assistance.

Our Vision: To provide continuing education to the community about LGBTQ+ inclusiveness on and off campus.


What does SafeZone do?

SafeZone provides training sessions for LGBTQ+ allies. We offer Ally 1 and Ally 2 training sessions which teach participants about basic LGBTQ+ issues and culture, and how to be an effective ally. We also help host events centered around LGBTQ+ topics.


How can I participate?

We invite anyone interested in playing a more active role to attend our bi-weekly executive committee meetings.

Meetings for Spring Term 2019 are held from 4:30-5:30pm every other Monday in Hamersly Library 205.


Want to learn more?

Check the links at the top of our page to find WOU campus resources, online materials, and other information about the committee and the LGBTQ+ community. If you have any questions, feel free to email us at