Become an Ally!

All Campus and Community Training

  • September 17, 2018 | 3:00PM-5:00PM | University Center Room 225

Faculty and Staff Training

  • October 16, 2018 | 12:00PM-2:00PM | University Center Room 225
  • November 2, 2018 | 12:00PM-2:00PM | University Center Room 225

To register, please fill out the UM Allies Registration Form

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.