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Objectives of the Ally Training Project

  • To establish a university-wide network of easily visible allies that can provide support, information, and assistance to undocumented students
  • To provide undocumented students comfortable access to trustworthy, knowledgeable, and sensitive people that can prove a safe and nondiscriminatory environment
  • To provide an opportunity for CSULB faculty and staff to demonstrate their support of undocumented students
  • To provide CSULB students an opportunity to respond to instances of discrimination and harassment based on perceived or self-reported immigration status
  • To educate members of the University community on the needs and concerns of AB 540 and other undocumented students
  • To assist University personnel in understanding the fear and discrimination experienced by students based on their immigrant status
  • To foster a campus atmosphere that supports the academic and professional success of immigrant students, as well as their personal and social growth
  • To advance the University’s progress toward a campus that discourages discrimination and openly celebrates diversity

Adapted from the Northern Illinois University Safe Zone Program, Ally Handbook and from Safe Zone Statement on Confidentiality, Counseling and Psychological Services, California State University, Long Beach (CSULB)