Ally Training Series

Student Equity

Office Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Dr. Susana Castellanos-Gaona

Student Success and Support Program (SSSP) & Student Equity Coordinator
714-895-7711 ext. 55301
Logan Shreve
Student Success and Support Program (SSSP) & Student Equity Staff Aide
714-892-7711 ext. 55306

Vet Net Ally logoVet Net Ally Training

The VET NET Ally Program is an education and awareness program that develops a network of faculty, staff, and administrators committed to creating a welcoming and supportive campus environment for military service members and veterans at GWC.

The VET NET Ally Program supports the academic freedom and professional, personal, and social success of service members and veterans, provides support, information, and assistance for service members and veterans, respects the right to privacy and confidentiality of veterans and service members in accordance with the Confidentiality Statement in the VET NET Ally Handbook, and creates a welcoming environment for service members and veterans by having Allies across campus display their VET NET Ally symbols at their workstations.

Ability Ally LogoAbility Ally Training

The Ability Ally Training Program creates a network of faculty, staff and students who take a visible role in promoting disability awareness, supporting persons with disabilities, and maintaining resources for working and interacting with people with disabilities.


Ability Allies pledge to:

  • Be a support system to people with disabilities
  • Display my Ability Ally placard wherever people may see it best
  • Be respectful, understanding, and helpful to the needs of people with disabilities
  • Listen to how a person with a disability feels about how they are being treated
  • Be a proponent of inclusive language
  • Provide referrals to programs and services as needed
  • Actively seek assistance and further training as needed

UndocuAlly training logoUndocuAlly Training

The UndocuAlly Training is an education and awareness program that develops a network of faculty, staff, and administrators committed to creating a supportive campus environment for undocumented students.

The training provides a unique opportunity to have a glimpse into the lives of our undocumented students and students with mixed-status families. It provides an overview of the federal and state policies that impact undocumented students on a day-to-day basis and the unique conditions experienced by these students. The session includes activities to better understand the needs of this population and tools to become allies and advocates for undocumented students and students with mixed-status families..

Equity Ally logoEquity Ally Training 

The Equity Ally Training provides participants with a practical framework for understanding and deconstructing systemic racial inequities, for creating positive dialogue and for building skills that allow us to continue the discussion.

This training will use Cracking the Codes: The System of Racial Inequity, the most-watched World Trust film. This film examines racial inequity through a systems/structures lens using the loop diagram. Every aspect of the diagram is illuminated and explicated by the stories of dozens of women and men of all races, each of whom uses a common language to describe and analyze inequity from individual and collective perspectives as well as through the lens of external relationships. Participants will break into dyads or triads at different points in the film to discuss their responses, what makes them uncomfortable, what makes them curious, etc. There will also be a whole group discussion.