Buff Allies Events and Training

Buff Allies Events & Training

 

Ongoing

Common Place: LGBTQ Support Group

Fridays, 12-1 p.m.
Location: Student Counseling Services, Classroom Center #116

  • A confidential drop-in support group for those who are navigating gender identity and/or sexuality. This group is facilitated by LGBTQ affirming and knowledgeable counselors from WTAMU Student Counseling Services (806-651-2340).  This is a come-as-you-can group; you can come one week and not the next!

Spectrum WT 

Thursdays, 7 p.m.
Location: Classroom Center 335

  • Spectrum WT is the student-led LGBT+ organization on campus whose purpose is to foster diversity, equality, and awareness through both education and community! Meetings and events are open to all students. 
  • To stay updated, find Spectrum WT on social media! Facebook: Spectrum WT. Instagram: @wtamuspectrum. Twitter: @wtamuspectrum

 

February

Buff Allies/Spectrum Meet & Greet

TBD
Location: TBD

  • A great opportunity to meet our Buff Allies and Spectrum members!  Lunch provided. 
Lunch 'n Learn: "Safe Sex & the LGBTQIA Community" with Ellie Saadat

February 15 (Friday), 12-1 p.m.
Location: JBK West Texas Room

  • Grab your lunch and join us to learn about a different LGBTQIA topic and enrich your knowledge!  A day is never wasted when you learn something new. 
  • PASO's Ellie Saadat wll discuss safe sex as it relates to the LGBTQIA community.  This event is co-sponsored by Student Counseling Services.

Safe Zone Training

February 15 (Friday), 1-5 p.m.
Location: FAC 176

  • Buff Allies include students, staff, and faculty who have attended the four-hour Safe Zone workshop exploring the unique needs and concerns the LGBTQIA community faces in higher education while also building their knowledge, skills, and abilities for creating a more inclusive and affirming campus for all students. Additionally, Safe Zone members display a Buff Allies placard in a visible location such as a door to an office that identifies them as a friend, supporter, and campus resource for anyone seeking information or a listening ear. This placard identifies dedicated safe spaces on campus for LGBTQIA individuals to connect with allies to the community.
  • During the Safe Zone training, members develop an understanding of LGBTQIA terminology and symbols, history, concepts of privilege and identity development, interact with a panel of LGBTQIA speakers, and build skills for identifying and interrupting language and behavior that may be discriminatory. Campus resources and reporting processes are also shared.
  • Contact Dr. Kristina Drumheller at kdrumheller@wtamu.edu or 806-651-2816 to RSVP!

Guest Speaker: "Live Out Loud" with Jill Ludington

February 24 (Sunday), 3:30 p.m.
Location: FAC Branding Iron Theatre

  • Come LIVE OUT LOUD with us on Feb. 24th at 3:30 at WTAMU’s Branding Iron Theatre.  This is an opportunity for members of the LGBT+ community, their family, friends, and allies to come together. Hear the individual stories of featured LGBT+ panel speakers that grew up in the Texas Panhandle and still live in our area as successful thriving individuals making a difference. Parents will also have the opportunity to hear the story of proud LGBT+ parents and siblings.
  • We will follow with refreshments and a group “LIVE OUT LOUD” canvas painting to be framed and donated to Buff Allies/Spectrum Organizations.

 

March

Lunch 'n Learn: TBD

Date TBD, 12:15 - 1:15 p.m.
Location: JBK

  • Grab your lunch and join us to learn about a different LGBTQIA topic and enrich your knowledge!  A day is never wasted when you learn something new. 
 

April

Lunch 'n Learn: TBD

Date TBD, 12:15 - 1:15 p.m.
Location: JBK

  • Grab your lunch and join us to learn about a different LGBTQIA topic and enrich your knowledge!  A day is never wasted when you learn something new.
 

June through August

New Student Orientation – Buff Allies Table in Legacy Hall

Buff Allies hosted a table at all six New Student Orientations last summer!

Buff Allies faculty staffing a table at new student orientation

Dr. Medlock (left) and Dr. Stuntz at the Buff Allies Table

Buff Allies Student and staff allies staffing a table at new student orientation

Alice MillerMacPhee (left), Sergeant Nethery (center),
Lana King at the Buff Allies Table 

Other Events