The purpose of the Safe Zone Ally Project is to make Joliet Junior College a safer environment for all members of the campus community, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression, through training allies. An ally is someone who works to end oppression through support and advocacy for an oppressed population. The Office of Student Activities has trained over 170 Safe Zone Allies.
>>Read more about the history of Safe Zone at JJC
Ally Training Program
Beginning in Fall 2014, Allies are required to complete all 3 sessions below:
- Safe Zone 101: Ally Training
- Safe Zone 201: Bisexuality and Pansexuality
- Safe Zone 202: Gender Identity/Expression
Those who complete all of the training sessions will receive a Safe Zone Ally logo for their office, a Safe Zone Ally pin, and documentation for your employee records. Current Safe Zone Allies are strongly encouraged to attend the new Safe Zone offerings (Safe Zone 201 and 202).
>>Register for an upcoming training
Student Speakers Bureau Program
The Student Speakers Bureau is designed to use personal storytelling to promote understanding and respect for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) people and dispel myths about these communities. Members of the Student Speakers Bureau visit classrooms and student groups to share their personal stories and experiences as they relate to sexual orientation, gender identity, and/or gender expression, and lead effective and engaging discussions.
Panels can be tailored to address a particular topics, including:
>>Request a Student Speakers Bureau Panel
- Intersection of LGBTQ identities with other social identities (race, religion, disability, etc.)
- Gender identity/expression
- Working with LGBTQ patients in a medical setting (for nursing students)
For more information
Coordinator of Student Activities and Holistic Wellness