Safe Zone Trained

We encourage as many faculty, staff, and administrators as possible to become Safe Zone trained. Best practices, CUNY policies, and state and national laws are continually changing. For that reason, we regard our Safe Zone trainings as a way that everyone (even if you already identify as an ally or LGBTQIA+ individual) can be best prepared to support our CCNY students. We share a list of individuals who have completed the training here so that students are aware of more contact options if they are looking for advice, mentorship, or affirming programs, offices, and classrooms. 

Starting in Spring 2022, the LGBTQ+ Student Center at CCNY offers a variety of Safe Zone trainings (in-person and virtual) so that all can become familiar with the latest best practices for creating safe spaces, classrooms, and affirming policies for students. There are also Safe Zone Training opportunities CUNY-wide open to all CUNY students, staff, and administrators. These trainings are 2 hours long. CCNY staff, faculty, and administrators that complete this training will receive a Safe Zone magnet to proudly display on their office doors, a certificate of completion, and have their name added to the Safe Zone Trained list below. Want to sign up? Contact us to be on our email list and we will be in touch about training opportunities:  

If you are an administrator, staff, or faculty that would like to organize either an in-person or virtual Safe Zone training with your department or colleagues, please send us an email at

Already Safe Zone trained and want to be added to our website? If yes, please either fill out this form here or email your certificate from this training along with your name, pronouns, department, and web page to  

2023-2024 Safe Zone Trained

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2022-2023 Safe Zone Trained

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2021-2022 Safe Zone Trained

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Prior to 2021 Safe Zone Trained

*Please note that these Safe Zone trainings were conducted by other CCNY/CUNY departments and divisions or other CUNY partners prior to the founding of CCNY's LGBTQ+ Student Center in Fall 2021

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Last Updated: 04/01/2024 10:44