Safe Zone Training
This training, open to faculty, staff, and students, aims to create a supportive campus climate by encouraging conversation around gender identity and sexual orientation, homophobia, heterosexism, and various oppressions. By educating members of the campus community about current LGBTQ-related issues, members of the campus community can be more prepared to provide support and resources on LGBTQ and Ally concerns. Any person or group can request a Safe Zone training by contacting LGBTQ Initiatives.
During classes, every Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. the LGBTQ and ally community comes together to connect over a meal at Frank Dining Hall. You and all members of the Colgate and Hamilton communities are welcome!
You have the opportunity to apply for funding to attend or present at national and regional conferences focusing on LGBTQ research, education, community organizing, or activism. In the past, students have attended all of the following: National Gay and Lesbian Task Force-Creating Change, Expanding the Circle for Higher Education Professionals, and Northeast LGBT Conference.
National Coming Out Week
National Coming Out Day in October is a day to celebrate and to support equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, and ally individuals. By recognizing this day across our community, we can demonstrate that Colgate is a place for all students, staff, faculty, and alumni to live openly. Events include social activities, Coming Out Panel, Coming Out Door and Door Burning, and the Annual BBQueer hosted by alumnus Neal Rosenberg ’74.