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SU123 - VirTual Safe Zone Friday 2pm

May 22, 2023 - Jun 23, 2023
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Term: Summer 2023

Date: May 22nd - June 23rd, 2023

Time: Fridays: 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Location: Online Only

Instructor: Alison Scibol

Presented By: Office of Inclusion and Diversity (INDV)



VirTual Safe Zone is an online five-week course addressing LGBTQ+ identities and issues. This course aims to

  • introduce participants to contemporary introductory information regarding gender, sexual, and romantic minorities;
  • contextualize this new/refreshed knowledge with some of the complexity and nuanced characteristics of these elements;
  • provide the opportunity to engage in introspective or reflective thinking;
  • engage individuals in discussion with one another regarding their own understanding, feelings, and experiences with the course content; 
  • and encourage active allyship during and after the course has ended.


The course consists of weekly readings, reflections, and a live discussion lab. 

  • The course curriculum delivers basic information to begin your development of content knowledge.
  • The readings are meant to help deepen your scope of the topic.
  • The discussion board reflective writings provide the opportunity to explore your thoughts, feelings, and questions.
  • The live discussions engage you in conversation with one another and allow for questions to be proffered to the group.