The Ally Program at FSCJ is a program geared towards providing resources, support, and advocating rights for individuals who identify themselves as lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, and transgender (LGBTQ).
This program allows individuals to discuss any issues or concerns, they may be facing or have, in confidence with a faculty or staff member.
The Ally Program’s mission is simple: Provide support and resources to any faculty, staff, and students, as well as advocate to dismiss any form of biased, prejudiced, and discriminatory acts geared against the LGBTQ community.
According to The Human Rights Campaign®, “4 in 10 LGBT youth (42 percent) say the community in which they live is not accepting of LGBT people.”
The Center for Disease Control’s 2015 Youth Risk Behavior Survey shows that, “34 percent of LGBT students were bullied on school property.”
“LGBT college athletes are two times more likely to experience harassment than heterosexual athletes,” according to Campus Pride’s 2012 LGBQT National College Athlete Reports.
The Ally Program accepts all individuals even if they don’t identify as LGBTQ! It offers a welcoming environment and a lot of information for those who are not aware. If you’d like to join The Ally or have any questions, please contact your Campus Student Life and Leadership Office or the Associate Director of Student Engagement, Vee Byrd, at firstname.lastname@example.org.