I'm an Ally, are you?
LGBTQIA individuals have historically felt invisible or unsafe on college and university campuses, or found the climate uninviting or hostile. These conditions often foil attempts to foster student development and growth, to recruit faculty and staff and to retain the diversity of the campus community.
Allies of Texas State is a personal pledge made campus-wide. Those who make this pledge aim to make Texas State a more inclusive and affirming campus for the LGBTQIA community by promoting awareness and understanding about sexual and gender identities, homophobia and heterosexism. The pledge begins by attending a four (4) hour Allies of Texas State Training.
While the Allies Trainings do not prepare participants to counsel LGBTQIA individuals, it does however, provide participants with information and resources that will help eliminate myths, misconceptions and stereotypes often associated with LGBTQIA persons.
Any person who attends an Allies Training and signs and adheres to the Ally contract automatically becomes an Official Ally of Texas State. By becoming an official ally, you are part of a campus-wide network that helps sustain Texas State as a safe place for LGBTQIA Bobcats.