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Ally Training

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Practicing Allyship


Ally Training is a campus-wide network of students, faculty, staff, and instructors. It is designed to promote an inclusive campus community through advocacy, education, support, and resources for LGBTQ+ individuals by creating a visible network of allies.

In ally training, you’ll learn about: current terminology, the social and political climate for LGBTQ+ communities, and practical knowledge for enacting allyship.

What is an ally?

An ally is a member of a dominant or advantaged social group who takes action against social injustice, discrimination, or prejudice that is directed at a minoritized group or groups. Examples include, but are not limited to: white people taking action against racism, men taking action against sexism, straight people taking action against heterosexism and homophobia, queer people taking action against cissexism, and able-bodied people taking action against ableism.

How to be an LGBTQ+ ally at WSU Health Science?

There are a lot of ways to be an ally to LGBTQ+ students, faculty and staff at WSU Health Sciences | EWU Spokane Campus.

  1. Submit your registration form online.
  2. Complete the LGBTQ+ terminology quiz and pass with a score of at least 80%.
  3. Attend Ally training (Must be able to attend both sessions)

We offer Ally Training bi-Monthly from August to May. Visit the Diversity Center or send us an email for more information about ally training.