Safe Spaces Ally Project :: Welcome

Working Toward Equality

The Safe Spaces Ally Project educates and trains students, staff and faculty to create safe spaces for LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) people at A&M-Commerce. All students, staff and faculty deserve to learn and work in an environment that’s supportive and friendly, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. Often, change begins with the grassroots efforts of dedicated individuals through support, education and publicity.

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Safe Spaces Ally Project :: HOW TO BECOME A SAFE SPACES ALLY

How to Become a Safe Spaces Ally

  1. Have a genuine desire to advocate for and support LGBTQ students, faculty and staff.
  2. Attend Safe Spaces training sessions (offered in four-hour and two two-hour formats). Lunch is provided.
  3. Learn the words and meanings relevant to the LGBTQ community in order to help make conversations easier and more comfortable.
  4. Participate in practice scenarios to understand what to do and say to be supportive, respectful and understanding.
  5. Read and sign a Safe Spaces Ally Contract.
  6. Take additional refresher courses as necessary.

Contact the Safe Spaces campus coordinators at [email protected] for more information.

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Safe Spaces Ally Project :: Our History

Our History

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 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.

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Safe Spaces Ally Project :: Meet our Faculty and Staff copied not edited copied not edited

Meet our Department

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Safe Spaces Ally Project :: FAQS

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Safe Spaces Ally Project :: Contact

Contact Us

  • P.O. Box 3011
  • Commerce, TX 75429-3011
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