Safe Zone- LGBTQ Resources - Carnegie Mellon University

What is SafeZone?

SafeZone is a network of allies (faculty, staff and students) committed to providing a safe and affirming environment for all at Carnegie Mellon, including those in the LGBTQ community.

The goals of the program are to:

  • identify members of the Carnegie Mellon community who have pledged to provide a safe and supportive contact for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) students, faculty and staff
  • provide educational opportunities that prepare students, faculty and staff to serve as resources for the campus community
  • provide a visual statement of support and safety for the LGBTQ community

All members of the campus community--students, faculty, and staff of all gender and sexual identities, are invited to join the network. By displaying a SafeZone sign in their work or living space, members of the SafeZone network actively show their support of lesbian, gay, bisexual, asexual, transgender, gender fluid and queer people.

SafeZone at Carnegie Mellon is sponsored by Residential Education.

How can I become a member of SafeZone?

Membership in SafeZone is open to the entire campus community. To become a member of the network, you will be asked to participate in a two-hour training session, which is geared to help you become a better ally. Trainings are offered during the fall and spring semesters.

Once you have completed the training, you will be asked to display the SafeZone logo on your office door, or residence hall room, to identify you as a person who is safe to talk to about lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning identities.

Where can I get more information?


Lenny Chan at:
1060 Morewood Gardens

Student Life Suite

Office: 412-268-2142

When will there be training sessions?

Spring 2017 Dates:

  • February 13, 2017 @ 5pm in CUC McKenna
    • 20 spaces available
  • March 16, 2017 @ 11:00a.m. (Faculty & Staff Only)
    • 20 spaces available
  • April 12, 2017 @ 6pm in CUC Wright
    • 25 spaces available

**Department specific trainings are available upon request! 

*Please RSVP to Sarah Avery at: