Allies include staff, faculty, and students at Texas A&M University who display an Ally placard outside their office or residence hall room. This sign identifies them as individuals who are willing to provide a safe haven, a listening ear, and support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people or anyone dealing with sexual orientation issues. Aggie Allies provides workshop trainings to parties interested in learning more about how to be an ally for the GLBT community.
Step-in. Stand-up. Bystander Training
Step In. Stand Up. has been created to bring awareness to our community and encourage others to share our message. Aggies step in as active bystanders to prevent sexual harassment and sexual violence and stand up to support survivors. It creates opportunities to change the culture, the perception and the conversation.
In an effort to make Texas A&M a more welcoming and inclusive campus – Difficult Dialogues was developed to host discussions on race relations, racial injustice and discrimination. Difficult Dialogues is an initiative that is open to anybody in the campus community to raise awareness for racism experienced on campus.
Green Dot Intervention Training
Green Dot teaches Aggie faculty/staff and students to be aware of potential violence around them and provides the skills, strategies, and tactics to use the power of peer influence to intervene appropriately and safely in high-risk situations. Green Dot teaches how to become an active bystander when acts of power-based personal violence are witnessed.
Academics for Black Lives
Academics for Black Survival and Wellness was organized by a group of Black counseling psychologists and their colleagues who practice Black allyship. Guided by a Black feminist frame, Academics for Black Surival and Wellness hopes to foster accountability and growth for non-Black people and enhance healing and wellness for Black people. They provide an intensive training for non-Black academics to honor the toll of racial trauma on Black people, resist anti-Blackness and white supremacy, and facilitate accountability and collective action.