This fall we announced some enhancements to the membership experience by implementing a new membership structure that acknowledges how we are all Allies and support the A&M community in a variety of ways. The membership levels are as follows:
To pay your annual membership dues:
Aggie Allies is funded solely from personal donations and membership dues. In order to provide programming and help others join our cause, we need funds to do it. Annual Membership dues are $25.
Update your Ally Workshop training:
Register online at: http://allies.tamu.edu/node/14
Allies include staff, faculty, and students at Texas A&M University whohave committed to providing a safe space for GLBT individuals. This can be done by displaying an Ally placard outside their office or residence hall room, interrupting homophobic language, being a movable safe space, etc. This placard identifies them as individuals who are willing to provide a safe haven, a listening ear, and support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people or anyone dealing with sexual orientation issues.
All Allies have attended an Ally Workshop training to learn about the benefits and responsibilities of being an Ally. Every Ally has signed an Allies contract before posting their placard. You can become a Full Member by also paying annual membership dues of $25.
Some Allies choose to advocate more visibly by participating in events like Coming Out Week or Gay Awareness Week, while others display their placard and that is all. It is up to the individual to decide how they want to be an Ally.
Allies is an independent campus Committee currently hosted by the Department of Student Life. The organization was started in the summer of 1993 by a group of students and staff members of the Division of Student Affairs who were interested in showing support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in the University community.
Please visit Current Allies for the Aggie Allies Executive Board and to find a list of current Allies.