An Ally is...
An Ally is one who works to end oppression/discrimination of the GLBT population in their personal and professional life through support of and as an advocate with and for the GLBT population.
The program established by the Dean of Students is intended to support the GLBT population on this campus by:
- Offering access to faculty, staff, and students who support individuals for who they are as individuals (i.e., safe persons).
- Raising awareness and offering educational experiences and opportunities regarding GLBT issues to all members of the University community.
- Offering opportunities for confidential discussion.
- Providing resource information.
- GLBT (gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered) persons are a part of every occupation, geographic region, economic class, ethnic group, race, religion, age, and lifestyle.
- A person’s sexual orientation can not be "caught" or "taught".
- A person’s sexual orientation is not a choice.
- Homosexuality is not a mental or emotional disorder.
- At least 10% of the general population are gay and lesbian; perhaps as many as 40% of the population have had gay, lesbian, or bisexual experiences.
Hot Lines/Support Groups
- Ally Program (570) 674-6160
- SART Sexual Assault Response Team (570) 417-8888
- Counseling Center (570) 674-6408
- CDC National Hotline 1-888-843-6408
- PA Department of Health AIDS Fact Line 800-662-6080
- Wyoming Valley AIDS Council Wilkes-Barre (570) 823-5808
- Victims Resource Center (570) 823-0765
- Help Line of Luzerne and Wyoming Counties (570) 829-1341 Toll Free 800-432-8007
- GayNEPA: Northeastern Pennsylvania Rainbow Alliance
- DIGNITY : Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Catholics.
- PFLAG Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbian and Gay individuals.
- Reach Out: A Gay and Lesbian Support Group
Misericordia University Ally Members
A Safe Space in ALLY...
A safe space is a person who does not tolerate anti-GLBT violence and harassment and is open and accepting, thereby creating a safe place for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and all students. Below is the list of safe spaces on campus.