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Buff Allies

About Us

Buff Allies Logo with rainbow
Buff Allies is a group of staff, faculty, and students who are committed to creating a safe campus for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA) members of the WTAMU community. Allies will have a Buff Allies or Buff Allies Safe Zone sticker on their offices to designate areas of support in which students can feel safe asking questions, seeking resources, or just hanging out.

Allies welcome those who have questions but don’t know who or how to ask. Friends, family, and potential allies are invited to seek out a Buff Ally for a safe place to ask questions or seek resources.

Buff Allies is a grassroots effort with support of the WTAMU administration. Together with Spectrum, the gay-straight alliance student group, we are committed to creating a discrimination-free campus for all, including our LGBTQIA friends and family.

If you are interested in becoming a Buff Ally and/or becoming Safe Zone trained, you can contact Spectrum faculty sponsors, Kris Drumheller at 651-2816 or kdrumheller@wtamu.edu, or Anand Commissiong at 651-2471 or acommissiong@wtamu.edu.

Facebook: facebook.com/BuffAllies

Faculty from Sports Exercise Science, Comm Disorders, and Nursing wearing rainbow stoles. May 2015

Nursing, Sports and­Exercise Science, and Communication
Disorders Faculty (with Dr. Hansen and Dr. Castillo), May 2015 Graduation

English student graduates wearing rainbow stoles, May 2015

English student graduates, May 2015­

Fine Arts and humanities faculty and students wearing rainbow stoles, May 2015

College of Fine Arts and Humanities faculty and students,
May 2015

COESS buff allies in rainbow stoles at May 2015 graduation

College of Education and Social Sciences faculty
and student (and Dr. Hansen), May 2015

Fine Arts and Humanities and Sports and Exercise Science, December 2014 Graduation

Fine Arts and Humanities and Sports and
Exercise Science, December 2014 Graduation

Buff Allies summer graduates with rainbow stoles

Student Graduates, August 2014­