Training & Workshops

The Pride Resource Center offers educational trainings and workshops for departments, classes, student organizations, and other CSU-affiliated programs and groups. Our trainings focus on increasing the knowledge, awareness, skills and action needed to eliminate homophobia, transphobia, and create a CSU and Fort Collins community that is inclusive and supportive to LGBTQ folks, inclusive of all gender identities and romantic and sexual orientations. We offer a variety of types of trainings, which you can see below to make the determination for which offering is best for your or your group.

Community organizations or schools that are not affiliated with CSU may also submit training requests through emailing our Assistant Director, Maggie Hendrickson, at We will process these requests on an individual basis based on availability, proximity, and compensation.

The Pride Resource Center’s Safe Zone Training is a 3-hour training program with the objectives of:

  • reducing homophobia, transphobia and heterosexism at CSU, thereby making CSU a safer environment for all members of our community across sexual orientations, romantic orientations, gender identities, gender expressions and intersections of identities,
  • creating a network committed to ongoing education and advocacy in order to support LGBTQ communities at CSU. 

Please note:

  • We ask that departments do not mandate or require their staff members to attend our Safe Zone Trainings, but instead encourage and invite, in order to ensure all participants are invested in the goals of our program.
  • Our primary audience for these trainings are faculty and staff at Colorado State University.
  • Safe Zone Trainings require 3 hours to fulfill.
  • Participants who complete the entire 3 hour training and turn in a Commitment Statement will be given a Safe Zone sticker and be added to our Safe Zone Network directory.

Are you an individual looking for a training opportunity?

The Pride Resource Center also hosts monthly open Safe Zone Trainings for individuals who would like to go through our program, some of which are open to students.

Click here to learn more about our Safe Zone program.

Visible Voices is an educational program that is styled as a speakers bureau (panel) made up of CSU students, staff, faculty, and community members who share about their experiences and coming out stories.

Goals of our Visible Voices program include:

  • To educate the Colorado State University community and the public about what it means to be gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex or an ally of  LGBTQ+ people and communities;
  • To dispel myths and stereotypes about LGBTQ+ people;
  • To build understanding and acceptance through open and honest dialogue.

Please note:

  • Panels often last between 50-90 minutes.
  • If there is a specific focus for your class or group, please indicate this in our request form. (E.g. K-12 education, Transitioning to College, Multi-generational, etc.)

Click here to learn more about our Visible Voices program.

LGBTQ+ 101 Workshops provide knowledge and awareness on the diverse experiences within the LGBTQ+ community. Content includes an overview of terminology, identities, historical and current issues, and action points for better inclusion. LGBTQ+ 101 Workshops typically last between one and two hours, and are geared towards folks who are just beginning to learn about gender identity, sexual/romantic orientation, and LGBTQ+ issues and experiences.

Click here to learn more about our workshops.

We recognize that people across campus have different needs, levels of knowledge, and various skills related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people and communities. We seek to ensure that our workshops fulfill your needs and objectives. For this reason, most of our workshops are individualized.  

Click here to learn more about our workshops.

The Pride Resource Center hosts monthly open Safe Zone Trainings for individuals who would like to go through our program, some of which are open to students.

Click here to learn more about our Safe Zone program.

Additional Training Opportunities Through Student Diversity Programs & Services (SDPS)