LGBTQ Allies Network
- Mission Statement
- Members of the LGBTQ Allies Network
- Why Join?
- Bias Incident Reporting and Campus Advocates
- "2013-2014 Events"
The LGBTQ Allies Network of Santa Clara University exists to educate faculty, staff, and administrators about the experiences, concerns, and issues of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) members of our community, in order to support the university’s goal of educating the whole person to fashion a more humane and just world. The objective of the Allies Network is to equip faculty, staff, and administrators with knowledge and information that will enable them to serve as resources to LGBTQ students or colleagues. The Allies Network encourages dialogue among members of the SCU community regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. The Allies Network is a joint project of the Office for Multicultural Learning, Faculty Development, the Office of Student Life, and the Women’s and Gender Studies Program.
All faculty and staff are welcome to be come members of the LGBTQ Allies Network. Membership in the Allies Network requires a commitment to attend at least one event or student program, and/or volunteer at the Rainbow Resource Center, and/or serve as a resource. After committing, allies will receive a Allies Network sticker for 2011-2012 signifying their commitment to educating themselves to be the most effective resource people possible for students. Aside from being vital to the LGBTQ community, as an ally you will receive a T-shirt and have your name listed on the website.
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The LGBTQ Allies Network offers you information as well as networking with a growing community of colleagues who are interested in acting as resources for students who have questions, concerns, and sometimes even crises related to sexual and gender identity. We work closely with the campus Safe Space Project, whose visibility assures LGBTQ students that Santa Clara is a safe, welcoming place for them to live and study. The Allies Network provides its members a guide to local and national resources on sexual and gender identity, giving them fingertip access to answers for students’ questions. The Network sponsors quarterly events such as workshops, lectures, student panels, and films that add depth and breadth to the knowledge that helps them help students a network of colleagues who have identified themselves as knowledgeable and interested in continuing to learn about LGBTQ issues. The Network also provides a handsome sticker to display alongside their Safe Space rainbow, indicating to students that they are active in a community of resource advocates. If you’ve ever wondered what to do when a student came out to you, or wondered what you’d do if you knew a student being harassed because of sexual or gender identity, or wished you had been able to help a student facing a serious crisis caused by homophobia or transphobia – the LGBTQ Allies Network can provide you with the resources, education, and community you’ve been looking for.
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LGBTQ Allies Network contacts:
Location: 112 St. Joseph's Hall
Phone: (408) 554-2746
Office for Multicultural Learning
Location: Locatelli Center
Phone: (408) 551-7152
Office of Student Life
Location: Benson Center #205
Women’s and Gender Studies Program
Location: St. Joseph's Hall #103
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LGBTQQ - Trans Ally Training
Tuesday, January 28th, 2014
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Join us for "Culturally Competent Approaches for Addressing Transgender Issues in Higher Education" presented by Willy Wilkinson, MPH. This workshop will describe the breadth of terms, identities, and concepts associated with transgender communities, as well as the myriad of socioeconomic, health, and legal issues that transgender people face. Participants will learn to utilize culturally appropriate language and behavior for working with transgender students, and develop tools for creating a trans-inclusive campus climate.
Interactive, solutions-oriented, and fun, this workshop provides opportunities for learning and problem solving at all knowledge levels!
Learn more about the trainer atwww.willywilkinson.com! If you're interested in attending, please RSVP by Thursday, January 23rd!
Presented by the LGBTQ Allies Network, a joint initiative of the Office for Multicultural Learning, Faculty Development Office, the Office of Student Life, and the Women's and Gender Studies Program.
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