Saint Louis University

Program Content

The following index is inclusive of the material covered in Safe Zone training and in the resource manual provided to members. Additional information, downloads, and resources are available on our [Resources] page.


SECTION ONE Introduction & General Information

 Mission Statement
The Need for a Safe Zone
Guidelines for Safe Zone Members
How to Use Your Resources
The Safe Zone Symbol
Free to be Me


 Defining a Common Language
Things I learned Growing Up

Transgender & Transsexual
GLBT Students of Color

Clarifying Beliefs
Homophobia & Biphobia
Riddle Homophobia Scale
How Homophobia Hurts us All
Heterosexual Questionnaire
Heterosexism & Heterosexual Privilege

Coming Out
Why Come Out? Benefits & Risks
Coming Out: Issues & Concerns
Questions to Consider Before Coming Out
When Someone Comes Out to You
GLBT Development: Cass Model

SECTION THREE Ally Development

Definition of an Ally
The Four Basic Levels of Becoming an Ally
An Ally is a Person Who
Strategies for Becoming an Effective Ally
Benefits & Risks of Being an Ally

Creating a Non-Homophobic Campus Environment
Suggestions for Working With GLBT Students
Understanding Potential Problems Facing GLBT Youth
When to Refer a Student to a Mental Health Professional


Web Resources

Reading: What will my roommate think?
Reading: Homosexuality in America
Reading: An Overview on Catholic Viewpoints on Homosexuality
What Should I do if...
Letter from Campus Ministry



The Guide: Rainbow Alliance publication
Rainbow Alliance profile

LGBT History Month

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