Faculty members are important Allies for the LGBT Community in large part because of the respect they receive from students, administrators and staff members on campus, and also because their opinions inside and outside the classroom can have a profound effect on one’s personal development. Below are some resources to make the classroom more inclusive.
Suggestions on how to integrate LGBT people and issues in the classroom
An assessment to make the classroom and yourself LGBT inclusive
Online resources to make the classroom more inclusive to LGBT students
Faculty & Staff Ally Program
In addition, the LGBT Resource Center coordinates the Ally 'Safe Zone' Program in which faculty and staff members are invited to attend an initial orientation session and monthly luncheon discussions. At the Ally Orientation and Introduction Session, participants learn about the LGBT campus resources, the LGBT student experience and receive a ‘safe zone’ sticker for their workplace. The monthly luncheon discussions address various matters affecting LGBT students at USC. Past discussions have addressed mental health, substance abuse, marriage equality, international student perspectives and many more. For more information, click here.