UNH Safe Zones

Residence Hall
UNH Safe Zones Request Form

NOTE: This form should be filled out only by a Residence Hall Director or RA staff for the purpose of scheduling a Safe Zones program in a residence hall. We prefer that requests are made at least 2 - 4 weeks prior to the program date requested. If you are scheduling more than one program, please fill out a separate request form for each program requested. Thank you.

*Your Name:

*Your Residence Hall:

*Your Role:
Hall Director
RA staff
another role:

*Email:

*Office Phone Number:

*Phone Number where the facilitators can reach you right before the program (...just in case the facilitators can't find you! Please share your personal cell #, on-call phone #, etc):

UNH SAFE ZONES PROGRAM OPTIONS FOR RESIDENCE HALLS:

UNH Safe Zones offers flexible programming options that fit into your hall curriculum & schedule! We seek to meet the interests and needs of students by offering a variety of engaging and interactive topics, formats, and delivery methods.
NOTE: Most Safe Zones program are facilitated by Safe Zones student facilitators, expect the two lobby programs.

 

SELECT ONE PROGRAM OPTION:

Being “Out” as LGBTQ & Allies: Identities & Experiences
Group Option: Hall Program only
Timeframe: 1 – 1.5 hrs

Format & Details: This program features a panel of UNH LGBTQA+ students followed by an interactive Q & A discussion. LGBTQA+ students will share how they identify within the LGBTQ and Ally spectrum, personal experiences with coming out and reactions from friends and family, being LGBTQA at UNH, personal impact of homophobic and transphobic bias incidents, tips for allies, and beyond. This is an informal opportunity for students to ask any questions and hear open and honest responses. NOTE: This program is facilitated by Safe Zones student facilitators.

The Power of Words: The Power of Allies
Group Option: Hall Program RA Enrichment (tailored to RA-specific issues)
Timeframe: 1 – 1.5 hrs

Format & Details: This program engages students in scenarios that spark discussion about ways to be an ally. This program focuses on bias incidents that students may encounter and the intention, perception, and impact of language, comments, and behaviors. Students will have the opportunity to learn about specific scenario examples of homophobic and transphobic bias incidents and discuss bystander responsibility, including ways to respond and be an ally. NOTE: This program is facilitated by Safe Zones student facilitators.

Beyond Gay... "LGBTQA": what does it all mean?
Group Option: Hall Program only
Timeframe: 1 – 1.5 hrs

Format & Details: This program engages students in interactive activities that spark discussion about the wide variety of LGBTQA terms, why people identify their gender identity, gender expression, and sexual identity the way they do, the fluidity and intersection of identities, why identities matter, and how having an understanding of terms and identities is an important aspect of being an ally! NOTE: This program is facilitated by Safe Zones student facilitators.

Bias Gallery followed by a Safe Zones discussion
Group Option: Hall Program only
Timeframe: 1 – 1.5 hrs

Format & Details: You set up the UNH Bias Gallery in your hall during the day, and we facilitate a post-BG discussion in the evening. This is a great opportunity for students to process and share their reactions to what they saw and felt walking through the Bias Gallery. Students will also have the opportunity to consider specific scenarios of homophobic and transphobic bias incidents and discuss bystander responsibility, including ways to respond and be an ally. NOTE: This discussion will have a focus on homophobic and transphobic bias incidents, but is also inclusive of all types of incidents from the Bias Gallery. NOTE: This program is facilitated by Safe Zones student facilitators.

Religion & LGBTQ & Ally Perspectives
Group Option: Hall Program only
Timeframe: 1 – 1.5 hrs

Format & Details: This program features film clips that spark discussion, and focuses on a variety of religions, and highlights a variety of perspectives on homosexuality, LGBTQA people, experiences of inclusion and exclusion, what allies are doing within religious communities, and beyond. NOTE: This program is facilitated by Safe Zones student facilitators.

Gender & Transgender Identities, & Transphobic Bias
Group Option: Hall Program RA Enrichment (tailored to RA-specific issues)
Timeframe: 1 – 1.5 hrs

Format & Details: This program engages students in interactive activities and scenarios, and may feature film clips if equipment is available. Students will have the chance to consider their own identities of sex, gender identity, gender expression, and gender socialization. Students will gain an understanding of the bias incidents that transgender and gender non-conforming students may experience, and the assumptions, perceptions, or stereotypes that people may make based on gender expression. As we consider specific scenarios of transphobic bias incidents that could and have happened at UNH, students will discuss ways to respond and be an ally. NOTE: This program is facilitated by Safe Zones student facilitators.

Building an Inclusive Community
Group Option: Hall Lobby Program only
Timeframe: 2 hrs, between 4 - 8pm only (other times may be considered upon request)

Format & Details: Lobby Program. As students come in and out of the hall, you and your RA staff will engage students in brief conversations and invite students to post responses to questions / scenarios about ways to be an ally, the impact of and ways to respond to homophobic and transphobic bias incidents and comments, and their vision for ways to build an inclusive community. Following this lobby program, the “mosaic” of students’ responses becomes a visual display that can remain in the lobby or in the hall as a temporary informational “art piece,” or become a bulletin board. NOTE: OMSA will provide the program materials for you and your RA staff to facilitate this lobby program. Safe Zones student facilitators are only available if you specifically request them.

I WAS: An Anti-Bullying Poster Project
Group Option: Hall Lobby Program only
Timeframe: 2 hrs, between 4 - 8pm only (other times may be considered upon request)

Format & Details: Lobby Program. The “I WAS” poster project is intended to address the effects and impact of homophobic and/or transphobic bullying. With this collection of 20+ posters, we specifically highlight young people between the ages of 13 - 24 who were victims of bullying resulting in murder or suicide. It is our hope that this poster project will increase awareness of this critical social issue, and inspire our UNH community to prevent and respond to bullying to create a more safe, welcoming, and inclusive community for LGBTQ individuals. NOTE: OMSA will provide the program materials for you and your RA staff to facilitate this lobby program. Safe Zones student facilitators are only available if you specifically request them.

DATE, TIME, & LOCATION:

* Please suggest potential dates and times when you would like to schedule this Safe Zones program
(i.e. Tuesday, Sept 21 @ 7pm):
1st choice:
2nd choice:
3rd choice:

* Specific Location (e.g. name of room) where Safe Zones will be held in your hall:

 

COMMENTS:

Please let us know if you have any questions or if there is anything we should know / keep in mind about your program request.



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