Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College
Student Activities, Involvement and Leadership

Campus Life

Events & Trainings

Events

  • LGBTQ Students & Allies Dessert
    Friday, September 12, 2015  * 7:00pm  * Lyons Den
    Join us for an evening of great conversation and tasty treats! Students, alumnae/i, staff and faculty are welcome. Co-sponsored by Safe Zone, SAIL, Alliance, and Dean of Students Office. Watch 2010's video!
  • No Stupid Questions
    TBD
    Participants will be able to ask a diverse student panel questions anonymously regarding identity (race, gender, class, religion etc). This event is aimed towards creating a safe environment where these questions can be asked and answered. Participants will also learn how to properly ask questions and discuss topics around identity inside and outside of the classroom.
  • Lavender Celebration
    Thursday, April 30, 2015  * 6:30pm * 2nd floor, Mary Lyon
    This annual event honors and celebrates the accomplishments of Wheaton's LGBT and ally graduating seniors. Co-sponsored by Safe Zone, SAIL, Alliance, Safe Haus and LGBT Alums.

Trainings

The following are trainings facilitated by the Safe Zone Student Intern:

  • Ally 101
    Challenge preconceived notions on sexuality, review basic definitions, understand the coming out process, learn paths to being an ally, and discover resources.
    Spring 2015: Friday, March 20th @ 2pm, Tuesday, March 31st @ 2pm
  • Transgender 101
    Challenge preconceived notions on gender, review basic definitions, understand the transition process, learn paths to being an ally, and discover resources. Participants must have completed Ally 101 Training before attending this workshop.
    Spring 2015: Friday, April 10th @ 2pm

After each training, participants will have an opportunity to sign an Agreement Form which indicates that they have completed that training and commit themselves to being an ally. In addition, participants will receive a placard with the Safe Zone logo (Ally 101) or a “T” sticker (Transgender101) in order to visibly identify themselves as a Certified Member.

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