The LGBT Queer Resource Center and Titan Dreamers Resource Center offer allyship programs to help CSUF community learn skills to create more equitable and inclusive spaces on campus for LGBTQ and Undocummented students. Attendees will learn about these social identities, current issues, and affirming practices to support students and their communities.
LGBTQ Ally Training
The mission of Cal State Fullerton’s LGBTQ+ Ally Training program, hosted by the LGBT Queer Resource Center, is to educate university staff and faculty about sexual/romantic orientation and gender identity. The training program provides participants with the opportunity to learn more about social identities, current issues, LGBTQ affirming practices, and skills to take action to create more equitable and inclusive spaces on our campus and in their everyday. After attending the training, participants are eligible to receive an LGBTQ Ally sticker and commit to being on the CSUF LGBTQ Ally roster. Participants will:
1) Develop an understanding of foundational terminology and concepts, become aware of issues that currently impact the LGBTQ community, learn about resources for the LGBTQ community, and reflect on ways to increase LGBTQ inclusive practices in your campus role and daily life.
2) Apply the knowledge you learned in Part 1! Develop skills you can utilize to support students who are exploring their sexual orientation and/or gender identity, looking for community, and are in crisis. We will review the resources you learned in part one and engage in case scenarios to best prepare you to support students and make appropriate referrals.
The next LGBTQ Ally Training will be held on Wednesday, November 9, 2022 from 9am - 12pm via Zoom. Registrants will receive an email confirmation with a unique zoom link to attend the training prior to our meeting date.
An UndocuAlly is someone who is a United States citizen and believes in the rights of Undocumented people. A person who commits to support and standing up for the Undocumented community.
Mission: The mission of Cal State Fullerton’s UndocuAlly Training program is to educate students, staff, and faculty about the immigrant experience and how to support undocumented students on campus. The UndocuAlly Training program allows individuals to gain in-depth knowledge about the undocumented community by learning about the history and policies that impact our students.
Program Structure: The UndocuAlly Training program occurs in two parts. Part 1 covers terminology and general resources while Part 2 covers history support skills and resources. After attending both Part 1 and Part 2 of the training program, participants are eligible to receive an UndocuAlly sticker and commit to being on the Undocu Ally roster. All sessions are open to faculty, staff and students. Following Part 1 and Part 2 UndocuAllies have the opportunity to participate in additional educational workshops known as the Undocu Chat series at the Titan Dreamer Resource Center.
Part 1 - Foundations
Develop an understanding of foundational terminology and concepts, become aware of issues that currently impact the Undocumented community, learn about resources for the Undocumented community, and reflect on ways to support Undocumented students at CSU Fullerton.
Wednesday, October 5th, 2022, 11am-12:30pm via Zoom
Part 2 - Support Skills
Apply the knowledge you learned in Part 1 and go deeper into the history of the immigrant rights movement. Gain a greater understanding of the financial aid options available for undocumented students. We will review the resources you learned in part one and walk through filling out the AB540 Affidavit.
Thursday, October 12th, 2022, 11am-12:30pm via Zoom
ALPHA OMEGA: UNDERSTANDING CULTURE AND CULTURAL DIFFERENCES
Students will be able to:
- Explore and state attributes of different communications styles
- Listen to/connect the communication style to their own experiences
- Analyze their own communication style and its effect on their interest
This workshop highlights various aspects of different individuals (what is observable, what is assumed), how culture impacts behavior, and the meaning that individuals attach to culturally-influenced behaviors. Through a role play exercise students can begin to understand what affects one’s perspective, and how to work with others from different cultures and communication styles.