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Multicultural Affairs

BSC Ally Training Program

As of Fall 2013, the BSC Office of Multicultural Affairs is proud to launch its new Ally Training Program.  The purpose of this initiative is to raise awareness of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender issues and to ensure a safe and supportive environment for our gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students.

The BSC Ally Training Program is a team of BSC faculty and staff dedicated to fostering a climate of respect for and acceptance of all people regardless of their identity or background. It is an educational initiative that offers resources and information about the concerns of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community. 

It seeks to be a campus-wide network of allies and advocates that provides a non-judgmental and affirming sanctuary for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender students.  It is a diversity program aimed at increasing awareness and understanding of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender issues. 

It is an organization of allies and advocates seeking to address bigotry, prejudice, discrimination, harassment, and violence.  It is a group of concerned colleagues seeking to confront injustice and reduce homophobia, heterosexism, and other forms of oppression on campus.

These types of programs are common at many colleges and universities and are typically called "safe zone" or "safe space" programs.

BSC Ally Training Program