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Goals of the Washburn University Safe Zone Program

  • To increase the overall campus community's understanding and awareness of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) issues 
  • To provide a greater sense of safety for the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender student community  
  • To offer information to straight allies in positions where they may be in contact with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people (as classmates, roommates, friends, residents, students, staff, faculty, etc.)  
  • To act as a resource of information regarding homophobia, heterosexism, transphobia and LGBTQ issues on the WU campus and the surrounding Washburn community.

Training and Event opportunities for Washburn Allies

  • Ally Safe Zone Basic Training:  Washburn Faculty, Staff and Students have the opportunity to learn and experience current, relevant, and necessary information regarding awareness, safety, and available resources for our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning students.  After the completion of a 3 hour Basic Training session, participants have the opportunity to become a Washburn Ally, declaring their office to be a Safe Zone.
  • Beyond the Basics -The purpose of Beyond the Basics is to continue the dialogue and learning opportunities for Washburn Allies.  It is recommended but not required that participants attend an Ally Safe Zone training prior to attending a Beyond the Basics program.

To register for an Ally Safe Zone Basic Training or a Beyond the Basics event please email getalife@washburn.edu.

National LGBTQ Organizations

Human Rights Campaign

A Resource Guide To Coming Out

American Veterans for Equal Rights

Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice

Bisexual Resource Center

Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network

Nat'l Association of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Centers

National Center for Lesbian Rights

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force

National Transgender Advocacy Coalition

National Youth Advocacy Coalition

Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays

ACLU Gay, Lesbian, Transgender, Bisexual Project for Equality

Religious Organizations

Affirmation (Mormon)

Association of Welcoming and Affirming Baptists

Emergence International (Christian Scientist)

Evangelists Concerned with Reconciliation

Gay Buddhist Fellowship

Integrity (Episcopalian)

Lutherans Concerned

More Light Presbyterians

GLBT Concerns for Unitarian Universalists Association

Rainbow Baptists

SDA Kinship International (Seventh-Day Adventist)

United Church of Christ Coalition for LGBT Concerns

United Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches

United Methodists of Color for a Fully Inclusive Church

Unity Fellowship Church Movement (African-American)

World Congress of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Jews


866-4-U-TREVORThe : Trevor Helpline                                 

800-347-TEEN (8336) : National Gay and Lesbian Youth Hotline

Local Resources

Topeka AIDS Project 

News and Current Events

Campus Pride Blog

No H8te Campaign

State of Higher Education for LGBT People

GET IN TOUCH WITH University Diversity and Inclusion

Morgan Hall
Room 105

Phone & Email

Monday - Friday, 8am - 5 pm
(After 5pm by appointment)

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