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Allies Training

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
JC Kellam Reed Parr Room (11th floor)

This is a Professional Development session that is open to faculty and staff at Texas State University.

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) individuals have historically felt unsafe on college and university campuses, felt invisible on campus, or found the climate uninviting or hostile. These conditions often foil attempts to foster student development and growth, to recruit faculty and staff, and to retain the diversity of the campus community. Because of this, the Allies of Texas State program aims to create and sustain “safe places,” places where LGBTQ students, staff, and faculty can speak with an Ally in confidence.

The program also seeks to include LGBTQ individuals in all aspects of campus life. The Allies of Texas State program is coordinated by the VPSA Allies Team. Individuals who wish to participate in the Allies of Texas State program must attend the Allies training. At the end of trainings, individuals have the option of signing a contract to become an official Texas State Ally, agreeing to provide support, confidentiality, and a safe place for LGBTQA students. Those who sign the contract will receive an Ally of Texas State placard and/or pin. These two items symbolize understanding, support, and trust. Placards also signify a “safe place” where LGBTQ individuals can speak in confidence and receive help, advice, and support.

Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion
Common Experience
Faculty, Staff
Allies Training