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SafeZone Testimonials:
Individuals who recently participated in the SafeZone Certification Training Program stated:


  • “Great activities!  Really helped open minds - great for helping people see different ways!  Got good conversations started that otherwise could be uncomfortable.”
  • “I honestly learned a ton!  I think the biggest thing I took away is that I need to be more open to those that aren’t as open with their identities as me.”
  • “The strengths were in all of the personal stories.  The fact that the people being certified got to talk a lot was beneficial.”
  • “It was all excellent: the videos with personal experiences and the interactive aspects of the training.”
  • “I learned how to approach people with other/different views than me.”
  • “The most important thing I learned is to have an open mind and to try to be understanding.”
  • “It broadened my knowledge and allowed me to learn new things about the LGBTQ community and people.”



Alane Varga
Dean for Diversity and Inclusion

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