Become an Ally!

All Campus and Community Training

  • Friday, April 26th | 10:00AM - 12:00PM | University Center Room 225

Faculty and Staff Training

  • Tuesday, January 29th | 8:00AM - 10:00AM | University Center Room 332
  • Wednesday, March 6th | 3:00PM - 5:00PM | University Center Room 225

What Does Being an Ally Mean?

  • Acknowledge that 'ally' is not an identity
  • Check your privilege at all times
  • Do not assume the sexual orientation or gender identity of another person
  • Speak up and speak out against offensive statements or actions you see or hear
  • Use gender neutral language
  • Respect the coming out process
  • Know that your opinion takes a backseat to those with experiences
  • Listen when someone opens up about their experience
  • Validate people's sexual orientation and gender expression
  • Educate yourself about LGBTQ histories, cultures, and concerns
  • Involve yourself and give your support to LGBTQ organizations and causes


For more information, to schedule a departmental training, or if you have difficulties registering, please contact Jaz Dierenfield at or (406) 243-5776.