Florida Gulf Coast University
10501 FGCU Blvd. S.
Howard Hall 228
Fort Myers, Florida 33965-6565
Participants are those individuals who have demonstrated their interest in supporting the LGBTIQ population at FGCU by attending a Safe Zone training. Although many students, faculty and staff support the LGBTIQ community, only those who have attended the training and agreed to the conditions of being an ally, are able to display the FGCU Safe Zone Logo. The logo is intended as a more readily identifiable manner to determine the allies and those with specific training and resources from the program. It is easy to become an ally. Contact the CAPS office via email and sign up to attend the training.
There have been over 400 students, faculty and staff trained as safe zone allies. They can be easily identified by the FGCU Safe Zone logo exhibited in their office or attached to their briefcases, backpack, or purses. The FGCU Safe Zone logo is seen in the upper left-hand corner of the website.
Trainers are individuals who have attended a workshop specifically providing detailed training in issues affecting the LGBTIQ community and have experience in presenting the program. The trainers include Todd Caraway, Judi Gibbons, Kate Russo, Lauren Strunk, Zach Fifer, and Stephanie Mather.