LGBTQIA individuals historically have felt invisible or unsafe on college and university campuses, or found the climate uninviting or openly hostile. These conditions often undermine attempts to foster student development and growth, to recruit faculty and staff, and to maintain 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. This is enacted by promoting awareness and understanding about sexual and gender identities, homophobia, and heterosexism. The pledge begins by attending four (4) hours of Allies of Texas State training.
While Allies training does not prepare participants to counsel LGBTQIA individuals, they do 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.
This course could qualify for 4.0 CPE credits through the Continuing Professional Education (CPE) program of the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy for Certified Public Accountants (CPAs).
If you require special accommodations to participate, please call 245.7899 at least 72 hours prior to the event.
Go to https://ibis.sap.txstate.edu:50001/irj/portal to register on-line and click on the Training and Development tab. Locate this workshop in the Course Catalog under Organizational Excellence.