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Diversity Committee's Sponsored Events and Programs

Upcoming events and programs:

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration 2017:

Celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with the Utica College community through a variety of programs beginning on Monday, January 16, the national observance of Dr. King’s birthday, and extending into the week of January 23. This year, our events are planned to connect to the Utica College Campus Theme of “Breaking Barriers”, and the 2016-2017 Diversity Committee theme of Champion for Change. A full calendar of events and activities is available at   

Champion for Change Series: Pio Talk Diversity Hour
Do you have something on your mind? Do you want to host a Pio Talk? The Diversity Committee is looking for individuals,
clubs, offices, or classes to co-host a Pio Talk, Diversity Hour which will be held on Thursdays at 4:30pm in the Pioneer Cafe. Topics can include anything related diversity and multiculturalism.

February 2nd: March on Washington
February 16th: Keep it Real
March 2nd: International Education
April 6th: TBD, Host Needed!
April 20th: TBD, Host Needed!

Time: 4:30pm
Location: Pioneer Pub
Cost: Free 

Pio Talk Diversity Hour - Call for Programs



About the SafeZone Program
The goal of the SafeZone program at Utica College is to increase our campus community’s knowledge, understanding, and awareness about lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) issues.  This program aims to enhance our campus's sense of community while providing information and resources to individuals in order for them to create their own SafeZone, in which they can provide a supportive and welcoming environment to others.  The ultimate goal of this program is to create a supportive and safe UC environment for all individuals regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity, and/or gender expression.

Becoming SafeZone Certified:
Individuals can become SafeZone certified by attending one of the upcoming SafeZone Certification Training Programs listed below.  This 2-hour training gives participants the knowledge, resources, and skills to enable them to create their own safe space.  This safe space can be in an office, in a residence hall room, or anywhere they have a quiet, safe, and welcoming environment.  These events are open to all members of the UC Community but are limited to 30 participants per event, so we encourage you to sign up early! 

For testimonials from individuals attending previous certification trainings,

please click here.

  For a complete list of SafeZone certified individuals on campus,

please click here.


Upcoming SafeZone Certification Training:
Date: Wednesday, July 27th, 2016
9:00am - 1:00pm
Location: ECJS Auditorium
Register by
clicking here

Interested in hosting a SafeZone Certification event for your department, organization, or group?  Please contact the SafeZone Trainer Committee at to set up a training session!

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Alane Varga
Committee Chairperson
Dean of Diversity and Student Development


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