Out @ Massasoit & Allies in Progress
Out @ Massasoit
Out @ Massasoit is a group made up of faculty and staff who are out as members of the LGBTQIA+ community. The goal of this program is to connect LGBTQIA+ students with faculty and staff who can serve as informal points of connection within the college community. The list of Out @ Massasoit volunteers is confidential and for internal use only. For more information on how to volunteer with Out @ Massasoit, please e-mail Joe DiMaria, Associate Dean of Students.
Allies in Progress
Allies in Progress are faculty and staff who have attended a professional development workshop or training facilitated by the LGBTQIA+ Equity Team. The phrase “allies in progress” is borrowed from the Stonewall Center at UMass Amherst and captures the idea that allyship is an ongoing process of unlearning and relearning, even within the LGBTQIA+ community. Allyship is not an identity; it is action. It is impossible for allyship to have an endpoint or a clear destination. Rather, true allies are constantly reflecting on their own actions and biases and reaffirming their commitment to the communities they serve.