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About Allies on Campus

Misson Statement

Allies on Campus strive to reduce homophobia, transphobia, heterosexism and gender bias through education, advocacy, awareness, and by creating a visible network of allies. The program strives to develop a welcoming and supportive campus environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, or asexual (LGBTQA+) students, faculty, and staff.

Allies on Campus is a network of faculty, staff, and students who:

  1. Are committed to providing a “safe zone” for anyone dealing with sexual orientation and/or gender identity issues.
  2. Respect all people regardless of age, disability, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, race, religion, or sexual orientation.
  3. Believe that diversity enriches our lives.

History

The Utah State Allies on Campus program was initiated in April 2004 and developed from the example of allies (also known as “safe zone” or “safe space”) programs at other colleges and universities across the nation. The Allies program strives to provide up-to-date information and resources. To that end, the materials and training evolve over time in response to the changing landscape and needs of the LBGTQA+ community. For more information, see the Allies on Campus Training Manual on the Allies’ Seminar page.

Program Coordinator

Please contact Macy Keith with any questions regarding Allies programming.