The Ally Program at Occidental College consists of a series of programs/seminars throughout the academic year, advocating and supporting the LGBTQ community of Oxy. Anyone can be an Ally, but to be posted to the OUT & ALLY List they have to attend a training.
What is an Ally?
An Ally is defined as "a person who is a member of the dominant majority group who works to end oppression in their private and proffesional life through support of, and as an adcocate for the oppressed population (washington & Evans, Becoming and Ally)." An Ally provides a Safe Zone for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) students, faculty, and staff at Occidental College. Allies can be students, faculty and staff members. As an Ally you do not have to be an expert on LGBTQ issues but must be willing to learn about issues impacting the community.
What is expected from an Ally?
As an Ally you will recieve an "LGBTQ Ally" sticker, sign and or/button to visibly identify yourself as a supporter of the LGBTQ community. This can be displayed in a public workspace, a backpack, shirt, or notebook. In displaying your Ally sign, you are demonstrating your support for the LGBTQ community and also sending a message to the entire campus that you are comitted to addressing LGBTQ issues.
To learn more about the Ally program, or to request a group workshop contact us at the Center for Gender Equity
- Phone: (323) 341-4749
- Email: email@example.com
- Location: Lower Stewie
- Office Hours : M-F 1-5pm