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Diversity Committee's Sponsored Events and Programs

Upcoming events and programs:


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.

April 6th: Rethinking Stigma, hosted by Ann Ciancia
April 20th: The Danger of a Single Story, hosted by the Diversity Committee

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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