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Marist Ally Network

The “Ally Network” symbol is a message to queer and trans individuals on campus that the person displaying this symbol promises to be understanding, supportive and trustworthy if a queer or trans person needs help, advice, and/or someone with whom they can talk. The person displaying this symbol can also provide access to valuable information and resources.

Our Goal

The goal of this program is to provide a welcoming environment for queer and trans individuals by establishing an identifiable network of persons who can provide support, information and a safe place within our campus community. Those who have committed to being allies indicate that bigotry and discrimination are not tolerated.

What is an Ally

  • An ally is someone who has participated in an Effective Allyship workshop vowed to provide support, information, and relevant referrals to queer and trans individuals. 
  • Someone who will respect a person’s need for privacy and confidentiality
  • Someone who will develop a genuine and realistic professional relationship with LGBTQ+ students, faculty, and staff, or friends and family of LGBTQ+ individuals
  • Someone who wants to gain a fuller picture of the lives and concerns of LGBTQ+ students, faculty, and staff
  • Someone who wants to make a personal contribution to improving our campus environment

Find an Ally

Allies are available to any member of the immediate Marist College community including students, faculty, or staff.  Use the listed email if you would like to be contacted by a Marist ally:

Interested in becoming an Ally?

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