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Want to be an Ally?

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Ally is a workshop that trains individuals who are interested in joining a campus network of allies to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans* and Queer community.  Ally training includes experiential activities and guided discussions designed to provide knowledge, skills, and attitudes that will help you be an effective LGBT*Q ally. It is free and open to all University of Dayton students, faculty, and staff.  UD's Ally program is led by Drs. Shamell Brandon and Jennica Karpinski (psychologists at the UD Counseling Center), along with volunteers from the UD campus community. A light dinner will be provided, as well as a sticker that can be displayed in your room or office to demonstrate that you have been trained to be an ally.

Allies at UD

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A description of "what an ally looks like" completed by student allies in 2012.

Student Allies
Steph Arambula Katrina Hamilton Peter Oduwole
Annie Arnett Sara Hamilton Robert O'Hara
Emily Back Libby Harbaugh Daniela Porcelli
Mike  Bennett Anastasia Henderson Michelle Rabara
Rachel Bernardo Zach Hooten Trevor Rindler
Darlin Blanco Raymond Huber Jamie Rippy
Annie Blankenship Melissa Hughes Corey Rodriguez
Victoria Bordfeld Maureen Kelly Trevor Rosenbaum
Mike  Brill Sean Kenny Taylor Ruffin
Kate Burkman Kathryn Kinsel Colleen  Ryan
Allison Cleaver Jann Knappage Kevin Schaefer
Anthony Dalpiaz Alyse Krevh Kayla Scoumis
Sharon Deacon Conor Kutner Kevin Shaw
Kate Deitsch Georgia Lammers Nate Silverstein
Matthew DeVilbiss Nina Lokar Allyssa Suter
Patrick Doyle Thaddeus Masthay Philip Titlebaum
Taylor Dwyer Katie Mathews Amanda Torrez
Greg Eisenhauser Lucas McCanna Alejandro Trujillo
Abigail Ertel Mary Catherine McDonald Zack Valigosky
Morgan  Evans Colin McGrath Stefanie Vitucci
Kaitlin Fochesato Sarah McMillen Ming Wei
Tim Frey Lauren McNamara Emily Welch
Emily Furlong Connor  McNamee Caleb Williamson
Kaitlin Gallup Emily Mendenhall Jessica Yeager
William Garbe Emily Mobley  
April Graham Kathleen Murphy    

Staff and Faculty Allies
Jasmine Banks     Mary Niebler Ctr for Soc. Concern/Campus Ministry
Sarah Bidwell Adjunct Faculty Maureen O'Roarke Office for Mission & Rector
Caitlin Borges Housing & Res Life Jim Pera Campus Ministry
Mary Boston Law School Nate Perry Admissions and Financial Aid
Chanelle Brown Housing & Res Life Erin Perry Housing & Res Life
Chris Burnside English Margie Pinnell Mechanical/Aero Engineering
Kevin Cane Greek Life Riley Quinn Housing & Res Life
Gerald Chinchar Campus Ministry Ieesha Ramsey OMA/School of Business
Meaghan Crowley Housing & Res Life Jennifer Rentz Housing & Res Life
Ione Damasco Roesch Library Johnathon Reynolds Housing & Res Life
Linda Dunlevy Comm (Theater) Lisa  Rismiller Women's Center
Tom Farnsworth Psychology Heather Schieman Ctr for International Programs
Melissa Flanagan New Student Programs Jacqueline Severt Housing & Res Life
Maggie Graham Housing & Res Life Leah Shamblin Greek Life
Elizabeth Harrision Office of Learning Resources Imani Sherman Housing & Res Life
Emily Hascher Housing & Res Life Amber Sibley Ctr for Student Involvement
Kathleen Henderson Office of Stu Success & PE Julie Simon PreMed/Math
Kurt Hoffman Alec  Smidt Housing & Res Life
Nan Holler-Potter Law School Zelda Smith Office of Learning Resources
Sr Linda Lee  Jackson Campus Ministry Christina  Smith Housing & Res Life
Chris Johnson Ctr for Student Involvement Bobbi Sue Sutherland History  
Katy Kelly University Libraries Danielle  Szlag Housing & Res Life
Jared Knueven Housing & Res Life Teri Thompson Communication
Michael Krieger Roesch Library Renato Ventura Languages
Amy  Lee Ctr for Student Involvement Donald Vince, Jr Admissions and Financial Aid
Allison Leigh Campus Ministry Carrie Wallace Student Development
Josie Little  Housing & Res Life Elizabeth Wilhelm  
Amy  Lopez-Matthews Ctr for Student Involvement Emily Wilk Campus Rec/Outdoor Ed
Stephen Mackell Housing & Res Life Jennifer Williamson Campus Ministry
Carissa Madderom Housing & Res Life Cynthia Wood  Housing & Res Life
Allison Moon Ctr for Student Involvement Lynne Yengulalp Mathematics
Maria Newland Enrollment Services        

Sign Up for an Ally Training

The Fall 2014 Ally training will be held on Monday, September 15 from 5-9pm in VWK 143. Register now: Ally Registration Form.

The Spring, 2015 Ally training will be held on Thursday, February 5, 2015, from 5-9 in the McGinnis Multipurpose room. Registration for the Spring, 2015 training will open in late November, 2014.

Resident Assistants will have the option to attend a HRL-sponsored Ally training during orientation.

You may also complete the registration form if you'd like to be added to a list about dates of future trainings.

What to Do if You Experience Bias

To learn more about what UD is doing to address bias, visit the Office of the Provost's Diversity and Inclusion page.

To learn how to report a bias-related incident, learn more about the Bias-Related Incident Process.