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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) and Ally Network of Support

The Division of Student Affairs invites you to join the LGBT and Ally Network of Support, a network open to all Fordham University community members who would like to demonstrate their active commitment to creating a campus environment that is open and welcoming to all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) students and their allies, in keeping with the Jesuit tenet of Cura Personalis (care for the whole person) and the principle that all persons should be treated with dignity and respect which is explicit in Catholic teaching.


Spring 2014 Registration is closed.
Check back for Fall 2014 dates. 
 
The LGBT and Ally Network of Support training will be completed in a dual session format. Participants must be able to attend both sessions in order to be considered part of the Network. For a comprehensive list of all the members of the LGBT & Ally Network of Support, please review our OMA Newsletter.

Rose Hill Lincoln Center
Wednesday - TBD
2:30pm - 5:15pm
Thursday - TBD
11:30am - 2:15pm

Goals
  1. Promote an environment in which each member of the University community is welcomed and valued.
  2. Promote an understanding, acceptance and appreciation of our lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students that is rooted in the Jesuit tenet of Cura Personalis and the principle that all persons should be treated with dignity and respect which is explicit in Catholic teaching.
  3. Promote an environment of inclusion within the University community through a network of trained students, faculty and staff across Fordham who support our LGBT students; understand the unique challenges facing LGBT students; are aware of the appropriate resources; and sponsor education and awareness opportunities to challenge systemic discrimination, homophobia, heterosexism and ignorance.
Learning Objectives
Upon completion of the training, participants should be able to:
  1. Actively work toward promoting an environment in which each member of the University community is welcomed and valued.
  2. Promote an understanding, acceptance and appreciation of our lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students that is rooted in Jesuit tradition and the principle that all persons should be treated with dignity and respect which is explicit in Catholic teaching.
  3. Identify and challenge behavior and language that are offensive and exclusive to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students.
  4. Be familiar with campus resources in order to make appropriate referrals.
  5. Support and understand the unique challenges facing LGBT students on campus and serve as a resource for those students.
  6. Be willing to be recognized as a person who has participated in this training and joined the LGBT and Ally Network of Support.
Reasons to Join the LGBT and Ally Network of Support
  1. Develop an understanding, appreciation, and acceptance of LGBT students that is rooted in the tenet of Cura Personalis (care for the whole person) and the principle that everyone should be treated with dignity and respect;
  2. Learn how to actively promote a community and environment of inclusion at Fordham University so that all students feel both safe and respected;
  3. Decrease the use of hurtful, offensive or exclusionary language and practices;
  4. Gain a greater acceptance and appreciation of people whose sexual identity is different from their own;
  5. Become leaders, active change agents, and a resource in challenging discrimination, homophobia, heterosexism, and ignorance, while advocating for the needs of LGBT students;
  6. Increase the likelihood of intervention and advocacy when witnessing anti-LGBT language, harassment, or other oppressive behavior;
  7. Increase the capacity for critical thinking and authentic dialogue about topics related to diversity, heterosexism, homophobia, and social justice, and
  8. Provide support for Fordham’s LGBT and Ally student organizations, PRIDE Alliance at Rose Hill and Rainbow Alliance at Lincoln Center.

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