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.

Additionally, the UA Safe Zone program seeks to work collaboratively with other intercultural groups on campus and in the community.