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The ESU Ally Program is a program offered to all members of the ESU community to educate them on the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) community.

It runs from 60-90 minutes and is offered periodically throughout the semester.

The program offers an overview of definitions common to the LGBTQ community as well as statistics related to the oppression of the LGBTQA community.

The rogram strives to create understanding, support and visibility for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Community. While other minority individuals can often visibly identify other role models and mentors, the invisibility of sexual orientation makes it challenging for LGBT individuals to ascertain whom they can safely turn for support and information.

Participation in this program will teach individuals valuable information about how to be an Ally/Advocate for the LGBTQ Community, and provide them with a recognizable placard to help students seeking assistance or resources.

Most importantly, this program educates people with interest in bettering the University community on issues affecting LGBTQ students and how to better support the LGBTQ community personally and academically.

Programs may also be requested for classrooms or residence halls through the LGBTQA Program Center at (570) 422-3614, or through the LeadServe Website.