Ally LGBTI Support Program

Our Ally Program raises awareness of the experiences of staff and students who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or intersex (LGBTI) to build a culture of inclusion and acceptance. We have established a network of ‘allies’ who publicly support the rights of LGBTI people in the CSU community.

What is an Ally?

An Ally is a trained volunteer who understands the experiences of members of the LGBTI community and is committed to building a safe and inclusive place of work and study. Allies are a point of contact on campus for LGBTI staff and students, or anyone with concerns around sexual, sex and gender diversity.

Allies show leadership by being publicly supportive of sexual, sex and gender diversity, role model non-discriminatory practices and language and promote a greater understanding of the LGBTI community. They are charged with challenging, wherever possible, homophobia, transphobia and heterosexism on campus, and they can provide information and make appropriate referrals.