UAA's SafeZone is a campus-wide program designed to increase the overall campus community's understanding and awareness of issues faced by gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, allies (GLBTQA) and other marginalized persons. We offer a visible message of inclusion, support, and advocacy through 2-hour Ally trainings, taking participants through a variety of activities aimed at expanding horizons and cultivating thoughts. Ally trainings help participants examine their thoughts and views while prepping them to become better allies for the GLBTQA community.
UAA SafeZone also offers 8-hour train-the-trainer courses, and a bi-weekly Lavender Lunch program. In addition, we hold bi-weekly meetings which are open to all to encourage awareness, discussion, and participation for those who wish to become more involved.
All of our events, including Ally and Train-the-Trainer trainings, are open to UAA students, staff, faculty and the surrounding communities.
SafeZone became a part of the UAA community in November 2010, and now has over 100 trained allies and 30 trainers, comprised of current and former students, staff, faculty, and community members the Anchorage and Fairbanks communities.
SafeZone Celebration Week
We hope you'll join us for the 4th Annual SafeZone celebration week, April 9-17! Details coming Soon!
Support UAA SafeZone!
To make a gift to UAA SafeZone, click below to be
directed to the UA Foundation payment site. In the electronic form, direct your gift to "Other", and specify "SafeZone" in the area for notes about your gift.
You will receive a receipt in the mail from the UA Foundation for your tax records.
You may also may also contribute via check. Checks should be made out to UAA, with "SafeZone" written in the check notation.
We greatly appreciate the support of our student, staff, faculty and community sponsors!
UAA SafeZone is pleased to congratulate The Family, UAA's LGBTQA student club, on returning to an officially active status! Welcome back!
The Family promotes acceptance of all people regardless of race, gender, sexual preference etc. They offer support and education regarding lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, and ally students, faculty, staff and community members.