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​​Safe Zone Training

What Is Safe Zone?

Safe Zone is an ally training program for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer/Questioning and diverse identites/sexualities community. This engaging and interactive training is presented by Babson College staff. Participation in this 1.0 training will allow participants to receive a Safe Zone sticker to identify your space as a Safe Zone.

"I attended Safe Zone training not knowing what to expect, but I got out knowing so much more about it and glad I went. In my opinion everyone should go. It's doesn't matter if you're straight or not, everyone is welcome to attend, especially if you want to become a global leader."
- Lillian Reczek '16

Safe Zone Training Topics

  • LGBTQ* Urgency and Education
  • Common Language/Terminology
  • Beyond the Gender Binary Exercise
  • How to Provide Support/Be an Ally
  • Resources and Best Practices

Safe Zone Participant Resources

Upcoming Safe Zone Trainings

For Faculty and Staff

Check back for training dates.


For Students

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Request a training

If you are interested in hosting a Safe Zone training for a group, office or department on-campus please feel free to send a message to Lauryn McNair​ with the following information:

  • Your name
  • Your group
  • Estimated attendance
  • Potential date(s) for the training and timeframe
  • Any special requests or helpful information

Babson Safe Zone Educators

Babson Safe Zone Coordinator

Lauryn McNair​, [she/her/hers] Coordinator of Multicultural & LGBTQ Programs


Erin Carcia, Public Safety
Chuck Collins, Graduate Student Affairs
Marjorie Feld, Associate Professor
Kevin Araujo-Lipine, Director of Residence Education

Safe Zone Sticker
Kevin Araujo-Lipine

“Safe Zone is a training program that allows people of all walks of life to discuss and understand the experiences of LGBTQ people. Each training session is engaging and practical for each participant, no matter what their experience level.”

— Kevin Araujo-Lipine
Director, Residence Education