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San Diego State University

About the SafeZones@SDSU Ally Training

Offered Free Every Semester!


2015-2016 Training Dates:

Saturday, October 17th, 9am-12noon

Thursday, December 3rd, 5pm-8pm

Saturday, February 6th  9am-12noon

Wednesday, April 6th, 5pm-8pm


mission of the Certified Ally Training Program is to inform participants how to provide an accepting and supportive environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, intersex, and questioning students, faculty, staff and their allies. The program teaches you about LGBTQIA issues, support referrals and how to improve our campus climate. 


Safe Zones Manual







Download the manual (.pdf--To view pdf files you may need to download Adobe Reader.)



The program objectives are

  • to train a network of empathetic allies

  • to make this network visible and accessible by posting stickers on doors and pins on backpacks and other appropriate locations

  • to end discrimination and bias against LGBTQIA campus community members

  • to assist LGBTQIA students in their social, personal, and academic development.


Trained allies are asked to

  • display their ally stickers and pins in prominent places

  • provide information, referrals and support to LGBTQIA members of the campus community

  • refrain from promoting any religious or theoretical perspectives that consider LGBTQIA life and people anything other than a natural part of the continuum of human sexuality.