Safe Zone Training is an educational workshop to help members of the UWG community learn more about LGBTQ+ individuals and how to support them through allyship.

  • About Safe Zone

    About Safe Zone

    Safe Zone has been educating the UWG community in several formats since 2004. In its current iteration, Safe Zone is a multi-level training program about LGBTQ+ identities. The introductory workshop is a three-hour training to understand the basics about gender, sexuality, and sexual orientation. The 2.0 workshop is an expansive look at the history and background of LGBTQ+ culture and communities. Trans 101 is a third workshop that explores trans identities, experiences, and needs, and the ways in which we can best support trans individuals and community. Participants must complete the introductory course to enroll in 2.0 or Trans 101, and will receive updates including available dates via email.

  • Upcoming Trainings

    Upcoming Trainings

    Safe Zone - Intro Level

    The Intro to Safe Zone Training is available to faculty, staff, and students on the following dates:


    These sessions are 3 hours long and limited to 20 participants. If you are an employee, you can register by logging in to DevelopWest and choosing your session. If you are a student, you may register for the training via Wolf Connect.
    This workshop is a prerequisite to all other Safe Zone Trainings.

    Safe Zone - Level 2

    Level 2 trainings are also available this semester, focusing on transgender and asexual identities. These two hour trainings are available on the following dates:


    These sessions are limited to 20 participants. If you are an employee, you can register by logging in to DevelopWest and choosing your session. If you are a student, you may register for the training via Wolf Connect.

    Safe Zone to Go

    Can’t commit to the full 3 hour training? Each section of Safe Zone to Go covers a new topic, but attending every section will allow you to complete the same three-hour Intro training on your own time. You don't need to register in advance, but seating is limited to 20. See more details below:

    Safe Zone to Go: Mobilizing Safe Space

    Arranging the Alphabet

    More Than Marriage

    LGBTQ Eye for the Ally

  • Safe Zone Allies

    Safe Zone Allies

    The following are UWG faculty and staff who have participated in Safe Zone Training and are committed to being allies to the LGBTQ+ community. 

    • Academic Affairs

      Academic Affairs

      Academic Testing Services

      Carrie Melius

      Academic Advising

      Beth Freeman
      Charmaine Holloway
      Chelsea Duncan
      Cindy McGehee
      Jermale Jenkins
      John Brittain
      Joy Ginther
      Keri Allen
      Rose C. Payne
      Samuel Horsley
      Tamija Tucker

      Center for Academic Success

      Carrie Ziglar

      Institute for Faculty Excellence

      Rod McRae

      Education Abroad

      Jessica Renard

      Institutional Effectiveness & Assessment

      Amanda Thomas
      Cory McElroy

      Office of Sponsored Projects and Research

      Dixie Curley


      Hope Trimble
      Melissa Frederick
      Rachel Fischer

    • Business and Financial Services

      Business and Financial Services

      Auxiliary Enterprises

      Jennifer McNiel
      Marshala Cofer

      Center for Business Excellence

      Kate Belliveau

      Human Resources

      Terri Murphy

      Pub & Print

      Brooke Keener

      Townsend Center

      Misty Parham
      Renet Jones

      University Police Department

      Michael Keener

    • College of Arts & Humanities

      College of Arts & Humanities

      Dean's Office

      Arielle Vaughan
      Laura Smith
      Melissa Sullivan
      Pauline Gagnon

      English & Philosophy

      Amanda Shoemake
      Amy Ellison
      Angela Insenga
      Brandy James Chambless
      Brittney Beth Drummond
      Debra MacComb
      Duane Theobald
      Jade Kierbow Loicano
      Josh Sewell
      Laura Beasley
      Leah Haught
      Lisa Crafton
      Margaret Mitchell
      Matt Franks
      Meg Pearson
      Melissa Jackson

      Foreign Languages

      Ana Zapata-Calle
      Anca Koczkas
      Betsy Dahms
      Felix Tweraser
      Yvonne Fuentes


      Stephanie M Chalifoux


      Elizabeth Kramer
      Emily Hunt
      Molly M. Breckling


      Janet Donohoe
      Rosemary Kellison

    • College of Education

      College of Education

      Graduate Studies

      Michelle Frazier Trotman Scott

      Communication Sciences & Professional Counseling

      Aleah Brock
      Dena R. Kniess
      Julia Whisenhunt
      Matt Varga

      Early Childhood through Secondary Education

      Jennifer Edelman

      Educational Technology and Foundations

      Adriana D'Alba
      Melissa Wynn


      Literacy and Special Education

      Morris Council III
      Tamra Ogletree

      Sport Management, Wellness, and Physical Education

      Bridgette Stewart

    • College of Science and Math

      College of Science and Math


      Andrew Edelman
      Anita Zot
      Christina Lark


      Doug Stuart
      Dusty Otwell

      Computer Science

      Anja Remshagen


      Brad Deline


      Carrie Carmack


      Julie Talbot

    • College of Social Science

      College of Social Science


      Ericka Wentz
      Lynn Pazzani
      Mai Naito

      Dean's Office

      Melanie McLean

      Mass Communication

      Michael Hester

      Political Science

      Brenda McCrary
      Kathie Barrett


      Emily McKendry-Smith

    • Extended Learning

      Extended Learning

      Distance Education

      BethRene' Roepnack
      Meggie Miller
      Vicki J. Griffin


      Katie Shoemake
      Katie Taylor
      Marla Wilks
      Mia Fannina

      UWG Newnan

      Brittany Cook
      Jennifer Stewart
      Julili Fowler
      Rebecca L. Smith

    • Graduate School

      Graduate School

      Toby Ziglar

    • Honors College

      Honors College

      Kate Theobald
      Stacey Rowland 

    • Information Technology Services

      Information Technology Services

      Sarah Parsons 

    • Library


      Andrea Stanfield
      Angela M. Mehaffey
      Angela Pashia
      Ashley M. Carroll-McCarley
      Billy Willey
      Blynne Olivieri
      Craig Schroer
      Felisha Kendrix
      Hannah Givens
      Jean Cook
      Jennifer Sutton
      Lindsey Miles
      Lori Dixon-Leach
      Margot Davis
      Sarah Cooper
      Shanee 'Yvette Murrain 

    • President's Division

      President's Division

      Center for Diversity and Inclusion

      Ashley Lewis
      Deirdre Haywood Rouse
      Nancy Watkins

      University Communications and Marketing

      Steven Broome

    • Richards College of Business

      Richards College of Business

      Dean's Office

      Kasey Hannah
      Nancy Lott


      Mariana Sanchez
      Philip Reaves
      Susana Velez-Castrillón

      Marketing and Real Estate

      Simone Lee

      Small Business Development Center

      Jane Smith

    • Student Affairs & Enrollment Management

      Student Affairs & Enrollment Management


      Danny Gourley
      Sean Jepson

      Career Services

      Ian Houston
      Jonathan James
      Kara Clark
      Kevin Robinson
      Lauren Johnson
      Vicki G. Hardin

      Counseling Center

      Bill Tidwell
      James McIntyre
      Jeff Davis
      Joe Etheredge
      Lisa Adams Somerlot
      Maggie Tennant
      Marybeth Gross
      Terri Ducker

      Center for Student Involvement

      Amy Damron
      Cait Oliver
      Chris Geiger
      Kynnith Francis-Vaughan
      Raven Johnson

      Enrollment Services Center

      Alexis Stinson
      Clint Backstrom
      Debra Bergquist
      Donna Bennett
      Gerri Marroquin
      Harriett Holley
      Jennifer Jordan

      Financial Aid

      Stefanie Anderson
      Wilmani Humphries

      Health Services

      Christy Merrill
      Corey Hindman
      Jill Hendricks
      Kay Farr
      Leah Cannon
      Mary Beth Thompson
      Ron King

      Housing and Residence Life

      Basia Wilas
      Linda Mazzola
      Richards D Adams

      International Student Admissions & Programs

      Brett Reichert

      New Student Programs

      April Wood

      Office of Community Standards

      Darius Thomas

      Undergraduate Admissions

      Elizabeth Dupree
      Emily Wurst
      Janieria Dupree
      Katie Ross
      Logan Taulien
      Nicole Wolfe


      Manica Pierrette
      Tina Skinner
      Travis Roy

    • School of Nursing

      School of Nursing

      Amy Farmer
      Jenny Schuessler
      Lisa Robinson
      Mary Bishop

  • Safe Zone FAQ

    Safe Zone FAQ

    Do I have to go through Safe Zone if I participated in it at another institution?

    Not necessarily!.

    What are the rainbow wolf pins?

    The rainbow wolf pin indicates that the individual wearer has participated in UWG's Safe Zone program and has committed to being an ally to the LGBTQ community on campus and in their everyday life.

    How do I get one?

    Wolf Pins are available to faculty and professional staff who have completed, at minimum, the introductory level and two follow up workshops of Safe Zone.

    What is the Green Zone?

    Green Zone is a training program similar to Safe Zone, focused on the experiences of veterans. This training is offered through the Center for Adult Learners and Veterans.