The Power of Allyship

Description: Creating a more welcoming and inclusive campus and doing other work around diversity initiatives takes the commitment of the entire community. Yet, you do not have to be a member of an underrepresented or marginalized community to be an ally for that community. This session is designed to provide insight into the various ways we can be an ally for others, and why it is important, when we have the benefit of privilege, to use it effectively.


  • Understand what it means to be an ally.
  • Learn how to leverage your privilege to be a more effective advocate.
  • Gain skills that help foster an environment characterized by inclusive excellence.
  • Practice skills necessary when engaged in allied or advocacy positions.
  • Develop useful language when

Affirmative Action Office

Affirmative Action Office
328 Boucke, University Park, PA 16802
Phone: (814) 863-0471
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