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.
- Submit your registration form online.
- Complete the LGBTQ+ terminology quiz and pass with a score of at least 80%.
- 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.