Ally Training Series


Student Equity and Achievement Program 
The Lounge - LRC 151
(714) 892-7711 ext. 55306

Basic Needs Services
The Stand - Recreation Building Room 100
(714) 892-7711 ext. 58160


Hours of Operation:
Mon - Fri: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm 

Vet Net Ally
The VET NET Ally Seminar 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 Seminar supports the academic freedom and professional, personal, and social success of service members and veterans. It provides support, information, and assistance for service members and veterans, respects their right to privacy and confidentiality in accordance with the Confidentiality Statement in the VET NET Ally Handbook. The seminar also creates a veteran-friendly environment by having Allies across campus display their VET NET Ally symbols at their offices or workstations.

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

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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 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 that they experience. The session includes activities to better understand the needs of this population and tools to become allies for undocumented students and students with mixed-status families.

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Equity Ally
The Equity Ally Training provides participants with a practical framework for understanding and deconstructing systemic racial inequities. This training equips participants with the skills needed to engage in positive dialogue to continue with the discussion of this important topic in a productive manner.

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. 

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