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LGBTQiA Allies Training

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DATE: Monday, February 24, 2020

TIME: 1 - 5 p.m.

LOCATION: JCK 460/Avery (streaming at Round Rock)


Overview:

Presenter(s): Jessica Soukup, and Ely Doyle

LGBTQiA individuals historically have experienced systemic and personal marginalization. As individuals felt invisible or unsafe on college and university campuses, or found the climate uninviting or openly hostile. These conditions often undermine attempts to foster student development and growth, to recruit faculty and staff, and to maintain the diversity of the campus community.

Allies of Texas State is a personal pledge made campus-wide. Those who make this pledge aim to make Texas State a more inclusive and affirming campus for the LGBTQiA community. This is enacted by promoting awareness and understanding about sexual and gender identities, homophobia, and heterosexism. The pledge begins by attending four (4) hours of Allies of Texas State training.

While Allies training does not prepare participants to counsel LGBTQiA individuals, it does provide participants with information and resources that will help eliminate myths, misconceptions, and stereotypes often associated with LGBTQiA persons.

Any person who attends an Allies training and signs and adheres to the Ally contract automatically becomes an official Ally of Texas State. By becoming an official Ally, you are part of a campus-wide network that works actively together to make Texas State University a more inclusive and affirming place for all LGBTQiA People by improving policies, programs and the campus climate.

How to Register:

  1. Sign in to your SAP Portal
  2. Click on the Training and Development tab
  3. Locate this workshop by searching for course title in search term box.

If you require special accommodations to participate, please call 5.7899 at least 72 hours prior to the event.