Safe Space Ally Training - College of Communication & Information

Date: 1/13/2017

Time: 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Kent Library Room 317

Event Description: Safe Space: Ally Training 101 is the first training in the Kent State University Safe Space Training Series. This series is an on-going training effort to make our campus and communities safer places for all people regardless of sex or gender. Training participants will learn about bias, stereotypes, current vocabulary, and best practices for handling gender and sexuality topics with sensitivity. After the training, individuals receive a Safe Space Ally sign for their office, indicating their support of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) community and knowledge of basic gender and sexuality concepts.

Regardless of where you are on campus, if you interact with students or other employees, you will meet people who identify as LGBTQ+. Having a basic understanding of correct terminology and an understanding of what it means to be an ally to the LGBTQ+ community are essential to supporting all people at this university regardless of sex and gender. There are many students, staff, faculty, and community members that want to be considered allies for the LGBTQ community, and Safe Space: Ally Training 101 is the perfect place to start.

This event is Beyond Compliance Certified for 3.5 hours/units.


For questions regarding this event, contact Ken Ditlevson at or Katie Mattise at Both can be reached by phone at 330-672-8580.

Special Accommodation Requests:

Kent State University is committed to making its work environment, programs and activities accessible to those individuals with disabilities.
For employee, faculty and staff accessibility needs contact Courtney Calhoun, Director of Compliance, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, at 330-672-2038 or
For student accessibility needs contact the office of Student Accessibility Services, at 330-672-3391 or