Queer Ally Program
The Queer Resource Center offers customizable trainings to departments on campus, student groups, and other organizations who are interested in learning more about people who are exploring their sexual orientations.Trainings can vary in length and content to meet the needs of the requesting organization.
To set-up a training with the QRC
- A staff member will set up a time to meet to go over your organizational training needs. This meeting typically lasts 30 minutes to an hour.
- Staff will ask whether this is part of a regularly reoccurring training and some questions about how knowlegeable an organization about issues impacting LGBT student populations.
- Staff will ask when an organization anticipates offering training, how long training will be and how many participants will be present
- Personal Reflection / Introspection / Writing
- Group Discussion / Paired or group sharing
- Research / Education
Personal Stories / Panels
- Action / Service Learning
Trainings are modular and curriculum can be designed to meet participants at
multiple levels of understanding. Participants may be new to these issues and training can be designed to create a safe space for students, staff and faculty to seek understanding. Participants might have some experience with LGBT populations and are interested in better understanding their own bias and attitudes to be more effective with Queer people. Participants may a large ammount of experience with LGBT populations and want to know more about resources and advocacy.
Regularly Reoccuring Trainings
The Queer Ally Program reduces homophobia, heterosexism, and gender bias on the Portland State University campus by creating an atmosphere of understanding and acceptance for all members of our community inclusive of all sexual orientations and gender identities.
After training participants will recieve a placard that visibly identifes members of our community who speak out against homophobia, heterosexism and gender bias. It also identifes people who are willing to be acknowledged as allies for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, pansexual queer, intersex, and questioning students, faculty, and staff.