Why Get Safe Zone Certified?

Who Should Get Safe Zone Certified?

“I think everyone should attend this training because it’s very informative and helps clear up a lot of misinformation we have.” – August 2017 Safe Zone Participant

“I would recommend this training for everyone because I think it’s important to know how some people might feel.” – August 2017 Safe Zone Participant

“Everyone. I would say that there’s a possibility they could learn more about themselves.” – August 2017 Safe Zone Participant

“Everyone in Guttman. I’d let them know it is an open space to learn more about the LGBTQ community.” – August 2017 Safe Zone Participant

“I would really recommend this training because it is very important to understand the terms that were learned today. It is also very important to know how to react to different situations.” – August 2017 Safe Zone Participant

Why Did You Get Safe Zone Certified?

“I chose to get Safe Zone certified to become a better ally to the LBGTQ community, here at Guttman and beyond these walls. I was looking for an intentional & engaging process that would connect me to the language and resources to do so; I found this and more through the Safe Zone training! Getting Safe Zone certified demonstrates a commitment to inclusiveness and understanding, while also providing an opportunity for self-reflection and growth!” – Janine Harris, Career Strategist

“I have many students who share with me that they identify as LGBT or are questioning their identity. I chose to get Safe Zone certified because I wanted my students to know my office is a safe and supportive space. I wanted a way to demonstrate to my students I am an ally.” – Patricia Payano, Senior Career Advisor

“Currently, Guttman Community College does not have an organization or support a network for students in the LGBTQ community. This is the main reason why I wanted to be Safe Zone certified. I believe having members of the college community become Safe Zone certified not only provides a safe space for students, but also broadens one’s understanding of issues and challenges that members of the LGBTQ community face.” – Danny Cordova, Senior Admissions Advisor