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

Campus Life

Events & Trainings

Events

  • LGBTQ Students & Allies Dessert

    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 & Awards

    Thursday, May 4, 2017  * 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. In order to attend as a senior or to nominate a senior for an award, you may do so on The Link, in the Safe Zone page under forms.

Trainings

The following are trainings facilitated by the Safe Zone Student Interns, Tony Galvan and Natasha Shrestha and Safe Zone Coordinator, Chantelle Polanco:

  • 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 2017:Saturday, February 18th @ 1pm, Saturday,  March 4th @ 1pm, Wednesday, March 29th @ 2pm, Saturday, April 1st @ 1pm, Friday, April 14th @ 1p
  • 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.

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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