Next Ally Training

Please visit the new UD Ally web page for details on the next Ally training.

Ally Training Information

Want to be an Ally?

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.

This is what students think an ally looks like.

"What an Ally Looks Like" was created by UD students during an Ally training in 2013.

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.

Helpful Resources

Sometimes you may be unsure about where to go for information. Remember that there are a TON of resources in the back of your Ally manuals. Below you will find some other information that we thought might be helpful.

Marianist Social Justice Collaborative

We often get questions about how being an Ally fits in with Catholic and Marianist values. The LGBTQ team of the Marianist Social Justice Collaborative- run by a UD alum- is an excellent resource. Here is their mission: " The LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Transgender) Initiative, an issue team of the MSJC, responds to the Church’s call to be welcoming and compassionate by offering effective pastoral care and spiritual support for LGBT Catholics and their families. We foster dialogue, education and understanding among the diverse communities and institutions affiliated with the Marianist family.Our goal is to fully welcome our Marianist GLBT members into all aspects of our communities." Check them out. It will be worth it.

Trevor Hotline for LGBTQ Suicide Prevention

866-488-7386 or

"The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24." This website has a trove of helpful information for LGBTQ folks and their allies, including hotline numbers, options to text or chat with someone on the site, videos and coming out resources.

Trevor Lifeline - The only national 24/7 crisis intervention and suicide prevention lifeline for LGBTQ young people (ages 13-24), available at 1-866-488-7386.

TrevorChat - A free, confidential, secure instant messaging service for LGBTQ youth that provides live help from trained volunteer counselors, open daily from 3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. ET / 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. PT. 

TrevorText - A free, confidential, secure service in which LGBTQ young people can text a trained Trevor counselor for support and crisis intervention, available Fridays from 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. ET / 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. PT at 202-304-1200.

Transgender Lifeline

877-565-8860 or

This is a new resource, so make sure to check them out. This site is primarily a hotline, but has some resources as well as swag that promotes an awesome cause.

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