Be an Ally

An ally is a supporter of another person, idea, initiative or community, even when the ally doesn't share that identity or belief system. For example, men can be allies to cisgender and transgender women; straight people can be allies to lesbian, gay and bisexual people; atheists can be allies to people of faith; and vice versa.

The opportunities below focus on allyship. In addition, Princeton has lectures and programs focused on increasing understanding of cross-cultural differences, so that members of our community can better support one another.

Annual ally workshop 

The Ally Project is an annual workshop series that provides guidance on ways to support lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students and colleagues. It covers a wide range of topics including language, support services and resources.
Audience: Faculty, staff, graduate students
Format: Two in-person classes, held annually and sponsored by the LGBT Employee Resource Group, LGBT Task Force, Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity, Office of Human Resources, and Office of the Vice President for Campus Life
More information: Read more about the Ally Project.

Ally workshop series

In 2014, the LGBT Center launched a workshop series, Active Allyship, for undergraduate students. The series called on allyship that spanned ability, race, gender and gender identity, spirituality and sexuality.
Audience: Students
Format: Six in-person workshops, sponsored by the LGBT Center in collaboration with the Fields Center, Counseling and Psychological Services, Office of Disability Services, Office of Religious Life, residential colleges, and Women's Center
More information: Read more about Active Allyship.

LGBT Center welcomes new director

Judy Jarvis, former LGBTQ Center and Women's Center director at Vassar College assumed her new role as director of Princeton's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Center on Jan. 18.

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