A SIGN OF SUPPORT
You don’t have to be an expert. You don’t have to be a counselor. You just have to be there.
What is the Allies Safe Zone Program?
Since 2000, the Allies Safe Zone Program has been a UCR network of students, faculty, and staff who are supportive of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, as well as anyone dealing with sexual orientation or gender identity issues.
Members display an ALLY placard outside their office or residence hall room identifying them as individuals willing to provide a safe haven, a listening ear and reliable support.
Every ally attends a three-hour training seminar to learn about the benefits and responsibilities of being an ally. All allies also sign this contract (*pdf) before they hang their placard. Some allies also attend an additional Trans Allies seminar to learn how to become better allies to those who identify as transgender, intersex or any other gender nonconforming identity.
Find an Ally
You are surrounded by a network of support. See the many student, staff and faculty allies that are there for you if you need them.
Be an Ally
If you would like to become an ally, you can do so by attending a training session open to all UCR students, faculty and staff, or by scheduling a seminar for your group.