The Safe Zone Resource Center exists to promote equity and inclusion for LGBTQIA+ individuals and their allies.

The UA Safe Zone Resource Center provides educational outreach, community support, and crisis intervention resources for LGBTQIA+ members of the University of Alabama community and their allies. The SZRC offers help connecting people at UA to LGBTQIA+ inclusive resources, provides training on LGBTQIA+ topics for UA students, faculty, and staff, facilitates LGBTQIA+ community building programs on campus, and works with the Safe Zone advisory board to advocate LGBTQIA+ interests at UA.

The primary goal of the Safe Zone Resource Center is to foster a University climate where every individual is treated with dignity and respect by:

  • educating the University of Alabama community about LGBTQIA+ identified  persons and their experiences;
  • promoting safe environments that are respectful of all identities;
  • advocating for support of LGBTQIA+ identified persons, and;
  • providing ongoing educational opportunities and resources to our Safe Zone Allies.
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As a part of our mission, the SZRC implements programs designed to help people at UA learn more about the LGBTQIA+ community and build supportive community networks with one another. Whether you’re interested in learning about LGBTQIA+ identities or are looking to find a supportive LGBTQIA+ community at UA, the SZRC has a program for you.
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Our office provides resources to LGBTQIA+ members of the UA community and their allies. The Safe Zone Resource Center offers educational and instructional materials those wishing to learn more about LGBTQIA+ identities, and information for LGBTQIA+ individuals looking for information about inclusive services and policies at UA. Learn more about resources at UA and the Tuscaloosa area here.

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