Allies/Safe Space Training

Safe Space Training is a half day educational training session created to identify a network of allies for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) identified students to make the University community a safer and more supportive place. The mission of the University at Albany Safe Space Program is to support and empower members of the UAlbany community through education, engagement and deliberate dialogue in order to provide an affirming and inclusive environment for all LGBTQIAP students, faculty and staff.

Safe Space ally trainings are open to faculty, staff, and students and are held throughout the year. Allies who complete the training will receive a specially designed Safe Space plaquard to display in their offices and/or living space.

Safe Space training covers topics like:

  • Identifying perceptions and bias around issues of sex, sexual identity, and gender identity
  • Language and terminology
  • Resources for LGBTQ identified persons on campus and within the community
  • Empowerment to become a pillar of support for LGBTQ students, faculty and staff

For more information or to sign up for the next training session please contact Courtney D'Allaird at 518-442-5565 or by email at