ALLY is a network of UoN students and staff who have an understanding of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex (GLBTI) people and the issues they frequently face.
The ALLY network aims to raise the awareness of GLBTI issues across our campuses and promote a more welcoming, diverse and inclusive culture at UoN.
An ALLY is someone who supports UoN's stance on making our university an environment where all people can safely work and study free from harassment and discrimination. ALLIES are not necessarily homosexual or GLBTI.
An ALLY has undertaken a short training program which discusses issues which GLBTI members of the UoN community deal with in relation to their sexual/gender identity.
ALLIES are not experts of sexuality and gender identity but continue to develop their knowledge of these matters.
A UoN ALLY can offer you:
- a safe place to talk
- an open and accepting attitude
- an opportunity to be listened to and understood
- a wide variety of referral avenues both on and off campus
Join the ALLY network
If you would like to join the ALLY network, you will be expected to:
- be a role model for the University through your behaviour and language
- be able to provide a confidential and safe environment for people to seek information
- work within and support existing equal opportunity and anti-discrimination policies
- proactively raise the visibility of the UoN ALLY Network
- attend occasional ALLY meetings and information sessions where possible
- know when to refer on or seek further assistance.