Safe Zone Program

We are proud to provide Safe Zone trainings for the Johns Hopkins community.

A close up of a pile of stickers that read, "SafeZone".

Safe Zone Mission

The Safe Zone mission is to promote an environment where the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community and their allies flourish intellectually, socially, and emotionally. Towards this end, we envision the program as a visible network of allies who support each other and support individual LGBTQ people. We hope to build a climate where everyone feels safe and accepted.

Johns Hopkins affirms our commitment to a diverse and inclusive community in many ways, including having sexual orientation and gender identity/expression in our non-discrimination policy. The Safe Zone program invites everyone to create a safer and more supportive campus climate for sexual and gender minorities and their allies. The Safe Zone program is housed with Gender & Sexuality Resources (formerly housed within LGBTQ Life). It was established in 2012 as a collaborative training effort engaging students, staff, and faculty across all departments and offices at Hopkins.

More Safe Zone Information

  • Since 2013, over 2,500 members of the Johns Hopkins community have participated in Safe Zone trainings. Look for the rainbow signs everywhere you go!
  • Some of our participants have elected to add their name to our online ally directory, in order to serve as resources for others.
  • We are committed to making the trainings available to any members of the Hopkins community who wish to participate. Please email us to request any accommodations so that you can fully participate in the training.
  • Have more questions? Check out our frequently asked questions page!