Safe Space Ally Training
The university prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender; however, intolerance, insensitivity, and harassment still exist at Kent State as they do in society at large.
- Safe Space Ally Training aims to equip students, faculty and staff with the tools for creating Safe Spaces and welcoming environments for LGBTQ students on campus. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about the LGBTQ+ community, resources, and obtain the basics for making a difference in their sphere of influence.
- Safe Space: Trans 101 is the second step in the training series. This training will allow participants to understand the concept of privilege, provide basic information and language, and give recommendations for how to work in solidarity with the trans community. You must complete Safe Space Ally Training before you can participate in Trans 101.
- The trainings have the overarching goal of making KSU a safer, more welcoming space for all. Both sessions are 2 hours and Beyond Compliance certified.
*Note the registration link will take you to the Beyond Compliance training site. Once there, search for a Safe Space Ally Training to get registered.
Overview presentations can be presented by the LGBTQ+ Center for a course session/class on campus, as well as for student organizations.
Presentations are 1 (one) hour in length and cover some LGBTQ+ basics and an overview of the LGBTQ+ Center
Schedule a Training or Presentation
For more information or to schedule a training for your organization contact 330-672-8580 or LGBTQSC@kent.edu.
The Safe Space Ally Training is facilitated by trained presenters who are well versed in issues affecting the LGBTQ community. All presenters have gone through Safe Space Ally Training previously and are prepared to answer your questions and lead you through the training. At least one of your presenters will be a full-time staff member of the LGBTQ+ Center.
Click on the Ally Connection page to see the list of individuals whom have completed Safe Space Ally Training and wanted to be listed on the site as a KSU Ally.