The Ally Project is open to faculty, staff, and graduate students who identify themselves as allies to the LGBT community. This program works to build a supportive and affirming atmosphere for LGBT people on campus.
This annual workshop covers a wide range of topics including language, support services, and resources. Designed specifically for staff and faculty, the Ally Project explores ways to better support lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) students and colleagues. Register for the next training session at princeton.edu/training. Contact the LGBT Task Force or Human Resources with any questions.
The next Ally Project Training will take place on Tuesday, October 23, 2012.
9:30a.m.-Noon: Supporting LGBT Students, Staff, and Faculty
2:00-4:00p.m.: Transgender 101
About the Facilitator:
Sara Bendoraitis has been working in the field of student affairs since 2003. She received her Bachelors from the University of Rhode Island in Political Science and Women’s Studies in 2000 and her Masters in Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education from Texas A&M University in 2005. She has worked as a graduate assistant with the Gender Issues Education Services Office and the Program Coordinator for the Women’s and Gender Equity Resource Center at Texas A&M University. Currently, she is the Director of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Ally Resource Center at American University.
Sara has presented at multiple national conferences on topics including: GLBT student issues, gender neutral housing, academic and student affairs collaboration, assessing Safe Zone programs, leadership and women’s and gender centers. She currently serves as a board member the NASPA Center for Scholarship, Research, and Professional Development for Women, is the Co-Chair for the Consortium of Higher Education Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Resource Professionals and a member of the Council on the Advancement of Standards (CAS) in Higher Education Board of Directors.