What's SafeZone?

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 nearly 50 trainers,  comprised of current and former students, staff, faculty, and community members the Anchorage and Fairbanks communities.



Contact us!

 SafeZone Contact Information:
Phone: 907-751-7396
Email: SafeZone@uaa.alaska.edu
Facebook: www.facebook.com/UAASafezone
Twitter: @UAASafeZone

  • www.uaa.alaska.edu/SafeZone
  • 907.751.SFZN (7396)
  • SafeZone@uaa.alaska.edu
  • www.facebook.com/UAASafeZone
  • @UAASafeZone

Lavender Lunch

Ask Betty!
Friday, Feb. 26
12-1pm, Lyla Richards in the Student Union

Come, bring your lunch and ask UAA’s Family Nurse Practitioner, Betty Bang your questions about health, safety and well-being as it relates to the LGBTQ+ community or just listen to what questions others have! Questions are anonymous and you can send them in ahead of time at Safezone@uaa.alaska.edu.

Open Meetings


Join us! SafeZone meetings are open to all.

Student Union Lyla Richards Conference Room, 12-1pm

March 4, 2016

April 8, 2016


April 11: Train-the-Trainer

Our 2-part February 29/March 1 Train-the-Trainer session has been rescheduled for April 11.  Join us for this 8-hour training!  Space is limited. Register in advance at safezone@uaa.alaska.edu.


Support Us!

Give Now!

To make a gift, click the "Give Now!" to be directed to the UA Foundation. 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.


Welcome Back!


UAA SafeZone is pleased to welcome back The Family, UAA's LGBTQA+ student club, to the 2015-16 school year!

Click here to learn more!