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Faculty Ally

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Inclusive teaching with Wayne Riggs and Kami Day

In 2011, Faculty Ally was created in a joint effort between the Gender + Equality Center and The Writing Center. Faculty and Graduate Teaching Assistants can make a significant impact by becoming allies to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer campus community. Allies can create inclusive classrooms where students feel safe to learn free from bias, homonegativity, and transnegativity.

  • Over 200 Faculty and GTA's have already attended training, representing 50 colleges, departments or schools across campus
  • The training is free and open to any OU faculty or GTA
  • Topics covered in the training include: interrupting bias in the classroom, ways to create an inclusive classroom, and creative approaches to include LGBTQ content into the curriculum

Contact gec@ou.edu or 405.325.4929 with any questions or for more information on upcoming training session. Campus departments and organizations can also request specific trainings outside of the regularly scheduled trainings.

Upcoming training sessions:

  • Friday, March 3rd from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 
  • Friday, April 14th & 21st from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. *Faculty Ally - Two Part Session*

Allies on Campus

Faculty Ally Advisory Board

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Alexis Arczynski, Assistant Professor, Educational Psychology

Dr. Christopher Basaldú, Assistant Professor, Native American Studies

Ari Berkowitz, Professor, Department of Biology

T. Elon Dancy, Associate Professor Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

Dr. Michele Eodice, Director, OU Writing Center and Associate Provost for Academic Engagement

Siduri J. Haslerig, Assistant Professor of Adult and Higher Education and Director, Intercollegiate Athletics Administration Graduate Program

Rhonda Kyncl, Associate Dean for Students, College of Arts and Sciences

Sterlin Mosley, Lecturer Human Relations

Megan Sibbett, Assistant Professor Women’s and Gender Studies

Lindsey Tate, GTA Office of Academic Assessment

Dr. Meredith Worthen, Associate Professor, Sociology

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Greek Ally

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A Greek Ally is an active member in one of the five Greek Councils, Interfraternity Council, Panhellenic, National Pan-Hellenic Council, Independent Greek Council and Multicultural Greek Council, who provides support and resources for all persons, regardless of perceived or actual sexual identity, gender identity, or gender expression.

There are common misconceptions and stereotypes that affect both the Greek and LGBTQ communities. Often times, these groups are seen as mutually exclusive across the campus culture. Greek Ally and the Greek Ally Task Force were developed by Greek students at the University of Oklahoma to show that fraternities and sororities can be a place where LGBTQ individuals can find solace and grow from the values established through Greek chapters.

Greek Ally 2015

Tulsa Ally

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Nico, honorary LGBTQ Ally

Our Tulsa Ally program is sponsored by Tulsa Student Affairs and the Anne and Henry Zarrow School of Social Work. 
LGBTQ Ally is a three-hour training for participants to better understand the LGBTQ community’s unique needs. After attending training, allies work to educate others about LGBTQ issues, in the hope of reducing the prejudice often faced by LGBTQ people.  Some of the issues addressed in the three-hour LGBTQ Ally training are:

  • Understanding the impact of homophobia and heterosexism against LGBTQ people.
  • Examining one's personal values and perspectives towards the LGBTQ community.
  • Looking at coming out and the impact on individuals and families.
  • Locating LGBTQ resources in the Tulsa area.
  • How straight allies can reach out to and connect with LGBTQ people.

Sessions are offered once a semester.

To register, contact OU Tulsa Student Affairs at 918-660-3100.

Tulsa Allies

Rebecca Arthur, College of Medicine, Medical Informatics
Robyn Ashunhurst
Rachel Baluh, Social Work
Jennifer Bartley
Charlotte Berryhill, Human Resources
Amanda Bentley
Phyllis Bowen
Chris Brasel, College of Medicine, Family Medicine
Dianne Briscoe
Mandy Brumble, College of Medicine, OBGYN
Riley Buckley
William D. "W.D." Bullard
Lisa Byers, Social Work
Sarah Caldwell, School of Community Medicine
Gayle Chamberlain
Heather Chancellor, CCTR
Yvonne Chappelone
Melody Cohran, National Resource for Youth Services
Elizabeth Cooper
Moncia Cooper, Human Relations
Lessa Cox
Lorri Craig, Medical Informatics
Alyssa Crews
Josh Davis, Student Affiars
Sarah Diggdon
Linda Desruisseau
Alisa Dougless, College of Arts and Sciences
Mariann Duca, Internal Medicine
Taylor Eves
Leslie Foster, Social Work
Shelly Fowler, Academic Affairs
Lori Franklin, Social Work
Kaytie Fratzke
Imelda Galvez, ECEI
Stephanie Garrison
Jeanne Gillert
Barbara Graff, Sooner HAN, Medical Infomatics
Corey Green
John Greenert
Robin Gulick, Compliance
Jessie Hall
Hilary Hamilton, Medical Informatics
Sara Hardin
Heather Hasenmyer
Kirsten Havig, Social Work
Maya Hering, National Resource Center for Youth Services
Heather Hixson, National Resource Center for Youth Services
Alice Hooper
Dori Howard, Library
Kristin Huber, Medical Informatics
Loren Hunt
Jenny Huston
Mary Isaacson, Rehab Services
Lauren Jackson
Julia Jernigan
Joe Johnson, National Resource Center for Youth Services
Allison Johnston, College of Medicine, Medial Informatics
Brenda Lloyd-Jones, Human Relations
TeRessa Kaemmerling, National Resource Center for Youth Services
Briana King
Ashleigh Laton
Lee Lawson, Student Affairs
Courtney Leonard
Gena Massey, OU Physicians and Social Work
Lauren McKinney, Student Affairs
Brea Moore,  Physican's Assistant Program
Megan Myers Morgan, Political Science
Heath Mueller, Psychiatry
Janine O Collier, Human Relations
Caroline Parker
Katie Prentice, Schusterman Library
Ashley Rhoades
Kim Little, Human Relations
Susan Rabinovitz
Lindsey Sbanotto
Casey Scraper
Katlin Seagraves, Library
BreAnne Shine
Nicole Showalter
Danny Stout, Family Medicine
Desiree Smith
Michael Smith, College of Pharmacy
Amy Thompson
Liz Tomichen
Monica (Jenny) Tschinhart, OB/GYN
Pramode Verma, Engineering, ECE (Telecom)
Adrian Walker
Marianna Wetherill, College of Public Health, Health Promotion Sciences
Mark Wilson, School of Community Medicine
Nathan White
Janelle Whitt, Family Medicine and Community Health
Alicia M. Williams, School of Community Medicine, Medical Informatics
Maryann Wright, Pediatrics
Melody J. Yozzo, Physician Assistant Program

 

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