The Division of Student Affairs & Campus Diversity offers allyship seminars to students,
faculty, and staff. The allyship seminars are housed in their respective centers and
below, you will find our current offerings of Ability Ally, The Brave Project, Military
Ally, Safe Zones, and Undocually. As a commitment to SDSU’s values of equity and inclusion
in everything we do, we encourage you to attend these allyship seminars as part of
your professional development and learning experience at SDSU.
For more information about specific programs and partnerships, please explore each
center’s allyship seminar webpage, as listed below.
Works to ensure a campus atmosphere that is welcoming, informative, educational, and
safe for all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, pansexual,
asexual, and aromantic (LGBTQQIPAA) students, faculty, staff, administrators, and
members of the campus community. This is given through the Pride Center & Faculty
Developed by the Military and Veterans Program to provide insight into and awareness
of the unique cultural and social background of the military community through the
lens of identity theories applicable across demographics
A four session certification training on sexual violence, through a feminist lens,
offered by the Women's Resource Center. Participants learn about rape culture and
consent, SDSU policies and procedures, ways to support survivors and create change,
and the ways identity and systems of power are embedded throughout. For more information,
please contact Lori Loftin ([email protected]).
This program is housed in the Undocumented Resource Center and seeks to generate a
community of allies for undocumented students, create an understanding of undocumented
and mix-status family students’ background and experiences that may produce unique
needs, and form an awareness of policies that impact undocumented and mixed-status
Ability Ally is hosted by the Student Ability Success Center (SASC) and is designed
to establish disability partners and advocates across the San Diego State University
campus. Upon completion of the Ability Ally seminar, allies will be able to create
a safe, supportive, and understanding environment for individuals with diverse abilities.
In addition to supporting students who are already connected with SASC, an ally will
have the knowledge to support and provide resources to students who are not yet connected
with the Student Ability Success Center. Ability Ally sessions are fun and interactive.
The seminar will provide a variety of disability-related topics, including the accommodation
process, diagnoses, the impact of labeling, and disability etiquette. For additional
information and/or to request accessibility accommodations to fully participate in
this seminar, please contact the Ability Ally team at [email protected].
Economic Crisis Response Team Advocate
The ECRT Advocate Training is a 2.5 hour long engaging and interactive training where
students, staff, and faculty will learn about basic needs resources throughout ECRT,
SDSU and our larger community. The training will provide participants with an overview
of the ECRT program, basic needs research, and a holistic understanding of the resources
that are available to students facing basic needs insecurities or facing financial
challenges that impact student success. The training offers an opportunity for multidisciplinary,
cross-divisional collaboration through small group breakout sessions in which participants
can critically think about student support for basic needs through an advocacy lens.