Safe Zone Allies


 Safe Zone Allies are members of the University of Arkansas who believe that all students and people in the campus community should be treated equally and fairly regardless of sexual orientation. Allies are supportive and affirming of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender students and employees, and their identities. Allies listen without judgment, provide safe space for visitors to share their concerns, and refer visitors appropriately to resources for assistance.

To learn more about the Safe Zone Allies program, please call 575-4831. The following resources may also be of help:


Many LGBT youth can't picture what their lives might be like as openly gay adults; they can't imagine a future for themselves. The It Gets Better Project shows what openly gay adults lives are like, and what the future may hold for them.

IT GETS BETTER ~ The UA Productions

The aim of the video is to communicate to current UA students who have been bullied or harassed that there are people (and services) on campus who will work with them to make life better. Safe Zone, PRIDE, and CAPS are specifically mentioned.

 General Information:

• Developing a Healthy Lesbian, Bisexual, or Gay Identity
Developing an Affirming Heterosexual Ally Identity
Ground Rules
Heterosexual Privileges
Heterosexuality Questionnaire
Queer Terminology
Victimization Experienced by LBGTs
When You Meet Lesbian...Hints for Everyone
From Razordykes to PRIDE and everything in between: A History of LGBT Student Organizations at the  University of Arkansas - Shehan V. Welihindha

Safe Zone Participant Contact List:

Safe Zone Allies Contact List

Safe Zone Allies on Campus:


Useful Links:

In Your Spare Time
Useful Safe Zone Websites

Forms for Facilitators:

Feedback and Commitments
Safe Zone Allies Agreement