Safe Zone


University Counseling Services also hosts a Safe Zone Training once every semester. Individual groups or departments may request separate trainings throughout the semester.

The purpose of this training is to identify university/community members who will model support, acceptance, and inclusion of LGBT individuals.  Participants will gain knowledge of LGBT issues through an introduction to:  common definitions; problematic and offensive terminology; and the qualities of a supportive ally.  Interactive exercises and open dialogue will be used to provide participants with the information necessary to determine if they are able to identify themselves as “safe space” individuals who will provide support, information, and confidentiality to LGBT individuals.

Objectives include: 

  1. Increase support of LGBT individuals on campus.
  2. Increase understanding of civility and respectful interactions.
  3. Increase the number of identified Safe Zones on campus.

The Safe Zone program makes it possible to easily identify individuals who are empathetic and informed of LGBTQ issues and who are willing and able to provide support, information, and confidentiality.  UW-Platteville enlists the help of faculty, staff and students to identify themselves and their space as “Safe Zones” so that anyone who needs to can feel free to be themselves and talk about or identify personal issues of concern. The training module can be completed in 2 hours.

To register please contact Deirdre Dalsing at UW-Platteville Counseling Services, 220 Royce Hall, 342-1865 or at

Counseling: Contact Information

Contact Information

Appointments 608-342-1891

220 Royce Hall
1 University Plaza
Platteville WI 53818

Hours of Operation
Monday & Friday 8:00am-4:30pm
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 8:00am-8:00pm

After Hours Crisis Unified Community Services 800-362-5717
Call 911 in case of Emergency
Campus Police 608-342-1584
Suicide Crisis Line 800-784-2433
TREVOR (LGBT) Helpline 866-488-7386
Family/Partner Abuse Helpline 608-348-3838 or 1-800-924-2624
Vet Center Combat Call Center 877-WAR-VETS
Veterans Crisis Line 800-273-8255

Concerns 608-342-1865
Fax 608-342-1863

Please be advised that e-mail is not considered a secure form of communication; therefore confidentiality cannot be guaranteed if you forward information of an urgent nature. UCS staff only monitor and respond to e-mail during regular office hours.

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