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Center for Diversity & Inclusion

Safe Space Workshop: Understanding LGBTQ Identities

The Center offers two different LGBTQ specific workshops. They are the Safe Space Workshop and the Trans* 101 workshop. You can also request an LGBTQ presentation at

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The Safe Space workshop seeks to create a safer and more inclusive campus environment for all members of the campus community by reducing heterosexism, homophobia, and transphobia. The program creates a visible and supportive network of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and ally members of the campus community. Participants are given a Safe Space placard at the end of the program, which identifies them as someone who has a basic knowledge about issues related to sexual orientation and gender identity and are able to provide support and referrals to members of the campus community.

Safe Space Workshop Schedule

2015-2016 Schedule

  • Wednesday July 22nd, 1-4pm
  • Thursday September 24th, 1-4pm
  • Tuesday November 3rd, 5-8pm
  • Friday February 19th, 1-4pm
  • Monday March 21st, 5-8pm


  • If you are a staff member, click here
    • Please note: to register in the ASuccessfulU system, you will need to click on the drop down menu under the "Home" icon in the upper left hand corner of the screen. Then click on the "Learning" menu option. Once in the "learning" screen, there will be a search box on the right hand side of the screen. Type in "Safe Space" there and it will find the next upcoming training for you. From there, follow the instructions to register. Please click here for a screenshot guide about registering. 
  • If you are a student, faculty, or community member, click here

If you have trouble registering for a workshop, please contact the Center for Diversity and Inclusion at or 202-885-3651.

Requesting a Workshop for Your Office or Organization

If you would like to request a specific workshop for your office or organization, please email or call 202-885-3651. All requests need to have a minimum of 10 participants and be requests at least two weeks in advance of the required date.