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Fall 2017 Safe Zone Ally Training

This fall Safe Zone will be offering Ally Training for faculty/staff on Tuesday, October 10th from 10:00 AM-12:00 PM and Ally Training for students on Friday, October 13th from 1:00-3:00pm. The goal of training is to provide attendees skills and understanding for supporting the LGBTQIA community.  You must pre-register to attend this training.  Space is limited, so sign up now! 

Faculty/Staff register at:

Students register at:

Scholarship Opportunity: Acorn Equality Fund (Applications must be postmarked by Friday, September 22, 2017)

The Acorn Equality Fund scholarships are designed to provide academic financial support for gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender students, allies or the children of gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender parents. The 2017 scholarships range from $1000 to $5,000 with up to $35,000 being disbursed. To be eligible, the applicant must retain permanent residence in the AEF service area (all Illinois counties except: Cook, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry and Will) and attend or plan to attend any accredited post-secondary educational facility. 

Follow this link for more information and to down load the scholarship application:

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Safe Zone Training Requests

We are able to offer additional training sessions for our general ally training as well as more in-depth training around specialized topics. If you would like to request Safe Zone Training outside of our normal fall and spring semester training dates please submit a Safe Zone Training Request Form.

We Are One Grant!

The MUC is sponsoring 4 grants of $250 each fiscal year (July-June). Preference for grant dollars will be given to programs that have an educational component with an emphasis on developing learning and understanding for issues related to the GLBT community. A review of each grant will be performed by representatives from the University Center, Safe Zone Committee, and Kimmel Student Involvement Center with final approval by the Director of the University Center. For more information contact Safe Zone Past Chair Rex Jackson at 618-650-4627 or

Click here to access:We Are One Grant

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