Safe Zone

Safe Zone Training is a two-hour long workshop that provides an educational environment to learn about and discuss sexuality, gender, and LGBTQ+ topics through a system-focused lens. Attendees should come with an open mind and a willingness to engage with their own privilege and oppressed identities with the goal of expanding not only individual understanding of systemic oppression but how we as a community can work to dismantle it.

Registration is required as space is limited. Email Lyosha Gorshkov at for more information and to schedule a training.

Additional Training Sessions

Additional training sessions include:

  • Sex, Sexuality, and Identity: Unicorns in Your Closet
  • Trans*, Intersex, and Non-Binary Experiences
  • Leadership, Sexuality, and Invisible Identities


Email Lyosha Gorshkov at for more information and to schedule a training.

LGBTQ Studies

The LGBTQ Studies program promotes and recognizes the historical, theoretical, and intellectual contributions of LGBTQ people, elevating those that have been marginalized or untold.

Learn more about LGBTQ Studies

Conference Scholarships

The Office of LGBTQ+ Initiatives provides 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, Woodhull Sexual Freedom Summit, and Northeast LGBT Conference.