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Safe Space Ally Program

The St. Norbert College Safe Space Ally program is a network of faculty, staff and students, who are committed to providing support to LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning/queer) students on campus.

The Safe Space Ally program will accomplish this by: 

  • Providing formal training on key concepts and terminology; increasing awareness of experiences LGBTQ individuals; and offering guidance on how to serve as a source of support
  • Requiring a re-commitment of allies each year, asking allies to grow in their role through activities such as additional training, self- evaluation of biases, attending LGBTQ events, speaking out, and/or modeling behavior.
  • Creating a network of Safe Space Allies (students, faculty and staff) across campus to help and support LGBTQ students.

How Do I Find a Safe Space Ally?

  • Look for an 'I AM AN ALLY' sign. They are ORANGE this year (2022-23). These will be displayed by allies in their office/dorm area. These signify the person has completed the required Safe Space training and has agreed to be an ally. 
  • View the online Ally Roster 

About the Training and Becoming an Ally

  • These trainings are open to anyone, regardless of whether you choose to serve as an Ally or not.
  • Both a Safe Space 1.0 LGBTQ Allyship Workshop and a Safe Space 2.0 training are required to serve as an Ally. 
  • Training opportunities are available each semester, and likely in the summer as well.

Upcoming Safe Space Ally Training 

Sign up for any of the sessions here!

Safe Space 1.0:  Wednesday, October, 19, 2022, 3:30-5:00 p.m. - TWH- Heritage Room
Safe Space 2.0:  Wednesday, October, 26, 2022, 3:30-5:00 p.m. - TWH- Heritage Room

Email diversityaffairs@snc.edu or call 920-403-3039 for more information, or to be notified when future training sessions become available.

More Resources
Online resources, such as this guide, are available on allyship which can support you in your efforts to serve as as a support to our LGBTQ+ population. Find more resources here. 

 

 

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