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Tarleton Ally Program

Allies Placard

What is a Tarleton Ally?

A Tarleton Ally is an individual who is willing to provide a safe space, respectful listening, and support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. These individuals are identified by an Ally placard at their office or residence, or a rainbow ribbon lapel pin. This is a sign for all indicating this is a safe place to be with an ally who is ready to support.

The Allies program is run through the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, which is housed under Student Success and Multicultural Initiatives.

Read more about Allies from the GLAAD perspective.

Ally Advisory Board

The Tarleton Ally program is guided by the Ally Advisory Board. Board members for the 2016-2017 academic year include: Ms. Christy Tabors, Ms. Dana Moore, Ms. Misty Smith, Dr. Beck Munsey, Ms. Prairie Parnell, Dr. Holly Lamb, Mr. Jake Hoon,  Dr. Lora Helvie-Mason, and a seat held by a student member of the Tarleton Gay-Straight Alliance.

How to Become an Ally?

To become an Ally, attend our level one training. The training is an important step in understanding the roles of Allies on campus. We explore what it means to be an Ally, the specific responsibilities, and the benefits. At the end of training, you will have the option to sign a contract as an Ally and receive the placard and pin that indicate your commitment to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community. 

As an Ally, you will have more continuing education sessions (level two and three trainings) that you have the option to participate in. You choose your level of advocacy and visibility as an Ally.


Ally Trainings

Upcoming Ally Training Workshops are posted on the University Calendar and special sessions can be requested.