Ally Program

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.

Purpose:

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.

Facts

  • 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

Misericordia University

  • Ally Program (570) 674-6160
  • SART Sexual Assault Response Team (570) 417-8888
  • Counseling Center (570) 674-6408

Community Organizations

  • 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.
Students Faculty Staff




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