Format, Dates & Signups:

  • 2-hour trainings including the latest identity terminology, LGBTQIA history, homophobia, heterosexism, ally tips, real-life scenarios, and current events.
  • To sign yourself up as a participant for a training, please email mbosch3@elon.edu – this helps us in case we need a larger room.

Attendees Receive:

Ally training certificate of completion

  • Education on LGBTQIA-related topics and issues
  • Ally Stickers
  • Certificate of Completion to hang in their office
  • Name publicized on our site’s upcoming “Trained Allies” page
  • Supervisory Thank-You Letters sent to the supervisors of attendees, for allowing participation

What if I can’t Attend?

The Gender & LGBTQIA Center also creates separate tailor-made LGBTQIA Ally Trainings for…

  • Faculty Departments & Staff Offices
  • Guest Lectures in Academic Courses
  • High-Impact Student Leader Groups (i.e. Athletes, Greek LIfe, Orientation Leaders, Resident Assistants, Tour Guides, etc.)
  • Student Organizations

Commonly Requested Topic Include:

  • Ally Techniques & Combating Bias
  • Gender Equity
  • Gender & LGBTQIA Topics within a specific Academic Discipline
  • Historical Moments & Influential People across LGBTQIA Movements
  • Homophobia & Heterosexism
  • Intersectionality of Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity with race, class, age, disability, faith, etc.
  • Language Terms around Gender & LGBTQIA topics
  • LGBTQIA Student Leadership
  • Research on LGBTQIA Identity Development
  • Trans-specific Topics, Trans Etiquette, & Trans Allyship

Where We’ve Trained

The Gender & LGBTQIA Center has provided the following trainings on Gender & LGBTQIA education to increase knowledge, skills, allyship, & overall support of our Elon students.

Academic Departments & Staff Offices

  • Admissions Counselors & Staff
  • Anthropology courses
  • Campus Safety & Police Officers
  • Communications courses
  • Core Curriculum courses
  • Education courses
  • Elon 101 – General & Honors
  • Human Service Studies
  • Math & Science Faculty
  • New Faculty Orientation
  • Planning Week “Campus of Difference” Training – for Faculty & Staff
  • Religious Studies courses
  • Student Professional Development Center
  • Student Life Division
  • Women’s & Gender Studies courses
  • Elon 101 Instructors
  • Human Resources New Staff
  • University Advancement and Alumni Engagement
  • Moses Cone Health Services Staff
  • Elon Health and Wellness & Counseling Staff
  • President Lambert’s Senior Staff Cabinet and Academic Deans

High-Impact Student Leaders

  • 130+ Admissions Tour Guides
  • 35+ Campus Recreation Student Leaders
  • 20+ Center for Leadership Student Leaders
  • 40+ Center for Race, Ethnicity, & Diversity Education SMART Mentors
  • 30+ Global Neighborhood Residents & RAs
  • 140+ Orientation Leaders & Head Staff
  • 100+ Residence Life RAs (Resident Assistants)
  • 40+ Sorority Recruitment Leaders (Pi Chis)
  • 40+ Student Athletic Advisory Committee (NCAA Student Team Captains)
  • 35+ Winter Term “Campus of Difference” Training
  • 30+ Zeta Phi Beta Sorority & National PanHellenic Council
  • 100+ Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority
  • 130+ Delta Delta Delta Sorority
  • 100+ Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority
  • 50+ Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity
  • 120+ Alpha Xi Delta Fraternity
  • 20+ Greek Life House Captains
  • 200+ Elon Law School Graduate Students

Beyond Elon

News has spread about Elon’s LGBTQIA success, and we’ve shared workshops about our success at these conferences:

  • American College Personnel Association ACPA
  • Catawba College
  • College Personnel Association of Kentucky CPAK
  • Expanding The Circle:  LGBTQ Students in Higher Education
  • Harvard University Graduate School of Education
  • Maryland College Personnel Association MCPA
  • National Conference on Race and Ethnicity NCORE
  • North Carolina College Personnel Association NCCPA
  • North Carolina LGBTQ College Consortium
  • North Carolina & South Carolina College Personnel Association NCCPA/SCCPA
  • North Carolina Recreational Sports Association NoCRSA
  • Old Dominion University
  • Stetson University College of Law