Calendar of Events
About Utica College

Diversity Committee's Sponsored Events and Programs

Event: Pio Talk Series - Making Your Voice Count
Date: September 20, 2018
Location: Pioneer Cafe
Time: 4:30pm

Event: Community Conversation
Date: September 27, 2018
Location: Library Concourse
Time: 4:00pm

Pio Talk Series - Summer of Controversy
Date: October 4, 2018
Location: Pioneer Cafe
Time: 4:30pm

Photos from Martin Luther King Day 2018   
Growing Our Dreams: Moving Beyond Thoughts to Action 
MLK2018-1    MLK2018-2    MLK2018-3


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.


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!



Alane Varga
Dean for Diversity and Inclusion

(315) 792-3006
1600 Burrstone Road | Utica, NY 13502