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Allies on Campus

About Allies on Campus

The Allies on Campus program provides two trainings for individuals to show their active support of LGBTQIA+ people. It is open to students, faculty, staff, and community members. Following a training seminar, members are given the opportunity to sign a contract of their continuing support and advocacy for the community. Once attendees have signed a contract, they are welcome to visit the Inclusion Center to pick up their sticker to display their support for the community.

REGISTER FOR AN ALLIES on CAMPUS SEMINAR

Please email Sarah Timmerman with any questions regarding Allies on Campus Program

Report Anti-LGBT Incidences

If an incidence is in progress or needs immediate attention please call 911

If you have been a victim of a crime on campus or witnessed a crime on campus please submit an online police report or you can call 435.797.1939.

For more information on the campus police department visit their website.

Contact Information

Sarah Timmerman
435.797.3703
sarah.timmerman@usu.edu


LGBTQIA+ Ally and Trans Ally Trainings

Seminars

Individuals who are interested in continuing their knowledge and support for members of the LGBTQIA+ community have the opportunity to attend two distinct trainings: Allies on Campus Training and Trans Ally Training.

The Allies on Campus Training is a free, 3-hour training that focuses on the broader LGBTQIA+ spectrum, including gender identities and sexual orientations, as well as experiences of individuals who identify as LGBTQIA+. The seminar is both didactic and experiential. Some exercises may elicit strong emotional reactions for the purpose of empathy building, but personal sharing is not required.

The 3-hour training includes the following:

  • An overview of the purpose of the Allies on Campus training
  • Information on issues that LGBTQIA+ students may be facing Local resources for the LGBTQIA+ community
  • A Q&A panel of LGBTQIA+ students
  • The opportunity to sign a contract to become an Ally on Campus.

The Trans Ally Training is a free, 2-hour training that provides greater focus on the multitude of identities within the transgender community, including more information on gender identity. The seminar is both didactic and experiential. Some exercises may elicit strong emotional reactions for the purpose of empathy building, but personal sharing is not required.

The 2-hour training includes the following:

  • Understanding gender outside the binary
  • Common terminology
  • Understanding transphobia and issues Trans student face
  • Confronting unconscious bias and showing Trans allyship
  • All participants receive free Trans 101 Manual

What It Means To Become An Ally

Attending a seminar does not require you to become an ally. Signing an Allies on Campus Contract is a declaration to openly advocate and to provide a “safe zone” for anyone who identifies as LGBTQA+. Allies are identified by an Ally sticker or button. Faculty and staff members of Allies on Campus are listed publicly on this website so that students can seek them out.

Allies are those who:

  1. Are committed to providing a “safe zone” for anyone who identifies as LGBTQA+.
  2. Openly declare their support for LGBTQA+ individuals.
  3. Respect all people regardless of age, disability, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, race, religion, or sexual orientation.
  4. Believe that diversity enriches our lives.
  5. Are committed to educating themselves and others to reduce homophobia, heterosexism, transphobia and gender bias.
  6. Are willing to provide support and be resources to students struggling with sexual orientation and/or gender identity issues.

REGISTER FOR AN ALLIES on CAMPUS SEMINAR

Allies Seminar Dates: Spring 2020

  • Thursday February 27th 1:00 – 4:00PM, LIB 101

Trans Ally Training

As Allies we are committed to continue educating ourselves and others to reduce homophobia, heterosexism, transphobia and gender bias.

Starting Fall 2018 we are happy to introduce a two hour long free seminar, Trans Ally. This two hour long seminar includes:

  • Understanding gender outside the binary
  • Common terminology
  • Understanding transphobia and issues Trans student face
  • Confronting unconscious bias and showing Trans allyship
  • All participants receive free Trans 101 Manual

REGISTER FOR A Trans 101 SEMINAR

Trans 101 Seminar Dates: Spring 2020

  • Thursday February 27th 4:30PM – 6:30PM, LIB 101