The goal of the Safe Zone Ally Program is to provide a welcoming environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual and/or ally (LGBTQQIAA) persons by establishing an identifiable network of supportive persons who can provide support, information and a safe place for LGBTQQIAA persons within our campus community. Those who have committed to being Safe Zone Allies indicate that bigotry and discrimination, specifically regarding LGBTQQIAA persons, are not tolerated. 

Look for the Grossmont College Safe Zones logo throughout campus. It identifies a person who has completed the on-campus LGBTQQIAA Safe Zone Ally Training and has pledged their commitment to supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, queer, intersex, asexual and ally people.
Ally Training Objectives include:
  • Train a network of empathetic allies on campus
  • Make this network visible and accessible by posting stickers on doors and pins on backpacks and other appropriate locations
  • End discrimination and bias against LGBTQQIAA campus community members
  • Assist LGBTQQIAA students in their social, personal and academic development
Trained allies are asked to:
  • Display their ally stickers and pins in prominent places
  • Provide information, referrals and support to LGBTQQIAA members of the campus community
  • Refrain from promoting any religious or theoretical perspectives that consider LGBTQQIAA life and people anything other than a natural part of the continuum of human sexuality

The next Safe Zone Ally Workshop for students, faculty, staff and administrators will be held from 5 - 8 p.m., Wednesday, April 27, 2016, in Bldg. 41, room 117. To RSVP, please sign up online (space is limited). 

For additional information, please contact the Student Affairs Office at 619-644-7600.

Safe Zone Ally Training is sponsored by the Grossmont College World Arts and Cultures Committee.  The Grossmont College World Arts and Cultures Committee aims to foster a climate of appreciation and respect for the  diversity of values, ideas and cultural expressions represented by our students, staff, faculty and surrounding community.  We will strive to accomplish our mission by bringing cultural events on campus reflecting the college’s position in today’s global society. For more information, visit