Carolina’s commitment to supporting diverse populations on campus and beyond is demonstrated by the many trainings offered to faculty, staff and students. The entire campus community is invited to participate in these trainings, which offer insight into how best to support and better understand one another. Following is a list of trainings available:
Green Zone training is for faculty and staff that wish to learn more about the military-affiliated student experience. Its goals are to train members of the Carolina community to know more about the issues and concerns faced by military-affiliated students and to identify individuals who are available to assist this population. These individuals are not expected to be experts who can “solve problems.” They are individuals who can lend a sympathetic ear and help the student veteran identify and connect with the appropriate resources.
Participants who complete the training will receive a sign to display in their office and have their name listed on our website as having completed the training.
All participants must register for the Green Zone Training. Additional trainings will be added as needed. Any student interested in participating in training should register for the session(s) for faculty and staff or request to schedule a specific training date and time for an office or department, contact the Carolina Veterans Resource Center.
For information and to register, click here.
HAVEN (Helping Advocates for Violence Ending Now) is a collaboration between the Equal Opportunity & Compliance Office, the Carolina Women’s Center, the Office of the Dean of Students, and Student Wellness. It provides students, faculty, staff and postdoctoral fellows with tools to be an ally to someone who has experienced sexual or interpersonal (relationship) violence or stalking. The three-hour training emphasizes the importance of listening, responding compassionately, and connecting survivors to resources on campus and in the community.
After successfully completing the HAVEN training, participants will receive a placard that can be displayed on their office door, residence hall room door, laptop, or backpack. This visibility of trained community members helps send a message to the campus that our community cares!
Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour training that will give staff and faculty the skills to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Just as CPR training helps a layperson without medical training assist an individual following a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid training helps a layperson assist someone experiencing a mental health crisis.
For information and to register, click here.
Standard Safe Zone Training
The Standard Safe Zone is a four-hour training is designed to introduce concepts, terminology and resources related to sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. There is a short intermission about halfway through.
Safe Zone trainees develop:
- A deeper awareness of personal ideas, stereotypes, and assumptions related to gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer and asexual (LGBTIQA) individuals
- An increased comfort level in addressing concepts and language regarding LGBTIQA communities with the university community and with individuals
- An increased awareness of services on campus that support LGBTIQ and allied individuals
- A network of community and campus staff, faculty, and students to support people of all sexual orientations, gender identities and gender expressions on campus
Visit https://lgbtq.unc.edu/programs/programs-education/safe-zone/ for more information.
Safe Zone Gender Identity & Gender Expression
Safe Zone Gender Identity & Gender Expression is a two-hour training designed to make the University community a safer and more supportive place for all Carolina students, faculty, and staff members by creating a network of allies who have basic knowledge about transgender and intersex communities. Standard Safe Zone training is a prerequisite for this training.
Undocumented students have long organized for visibility, inclusion, and equality on UNC’s campus. In 2013, Emilio Vicente and Pablo Friedmann launched the “One State One Rate” campaign to grant in-state tuition to undocumented students. In the years since, student- and staff-led organizing around the rescission of DACA, local ICE raids, and other violations of immigrant rights led the Office of the Executive Vice Provost to create the DACA/Undocumented Resource Team.
With support from the Resource Team, the UNC Humanities for the Public Good Initiative and UNC Global, UndocuCarolina was founded in 2018 to open spaces of learning and dialogue for our campus and the larger community. By bringing together different disciplinary approaches from across the humanities (educational, artistic, literary, journalistic), UndocuCarolina aims to examine and better appreciate the contours of present-day immigration policy and the causes and consequences of living undocumented.
For more information or to register, click here.