NIU LGBT Ally Program registration now open

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Resource Center logoThe Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Resource Center announces its Fall 2013 Ally Program training, encouraging faculty, staff and students to register.

The Ally Program is a campus-wide program designed to foster a welcoming and supportive campus environment for LGBTQ individuals by creating a visible network of allies.

The program supports the Division of Student Affairs & Enrollment Management core value of establishing an inclusive community. The Ally Program provides an opportunity to learn about LGBTQ identity and builds connections between the broader campus community and LGBTQ individuals. The four-hour training seminar is divided in two parts, focusing on practical information and strategies of being an Ally.

Ally Program volunteers display the “NIU Ally” symbol on door signs and buttons to visibly identify themselves as supporters of the LGBTQ population who understand some of the issues facing people who are LGBTQ. Volunteers are also part of the online Ally Finder, searchable through the LGBT Resource Center website.

A variety of dates and times are available, and individuals are encouraged to register soon. The program is free, and all knowledge levels are welcome.

To register, visit http://www.niu.edu/lgbt/resourcecenter/events/allyprogram/allytraining_registration.shtml.

For more information, visit the LGBT Resource Center or call (815) 753-5428.

The LGBT Resource Center serves as a vital link where LGBTQ individuals can find a sense of community, and everyone can learn about LGBTQ identity and culture. We strive to create an inclusive campus community by providing support services, educational programs, advocacy and opportunities for leadership development.

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