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History of Safe Spaces

In 1993, a group of students and staff members in the Texas A&M Division of Student Affairs launched the Aggie ALLIES organization. They realized the need to support the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in the university community. The ALLIES committee now includes representatives from the Division of Student Affairs, as well as administrators, faculty, staff and students from A&M's various colleges and units.

In 2011 Brad Dressler from Aggie Allies came to Commerce and trained a eighteen faculty and staff on how to train other A&M-Commerce staff, faculty, and students to become Safe Space Allies. These eighteen  allies were the start of a movement for A&M-Commerce to be a Safe Campus.