Positive Space Program
The Positive Space Program (PSP) is a volunteered committee of faculty, staff and students whose purpose is provide support for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, Intersexed, Queer, and Questioning (LGBTIQQ) campus community.
PSP began in Spring 2002 with the support of the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP), the College of Humanities and the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Our main work is the Ally Project that provides LGBTIQQ sensitivity trainings to our campus community and creates allies across campus. Other future projects we anticipate would be to organize social and educational events, such as film screenings and special guest speakers during Coming Out Week, for our LGBTIQQ community and for our allies.
We are conducting a survey on CSUN attitudes toward LGBTIQQ issues. Please fill out the survey and let your friends and acquaintances know about it. http://www.csun.edu/~gm61310/survey/indexsurvey.html. We will report the findings later.
THE ALLY PROJECT
The Ally Project includes staff, faculty, and students at CSUN who display an Ally sticker outside their office or residence hall room. This sign identifies them as individuals who are willing to provide a safe haven, a listening ear, and support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, and intersexed people or anyone dealing with sexual orientation and gender identity issues.
Most Ally members have attended a training seminar to learn about the benefits and responsibilities of being an Ally. Every Ally has signed an Ally Agreement before posting their sticker. Additional resources can be found at the PSP Resources Page.
The Ally Project is overseen by Positive Space Program (SPS), a committee of staff, faculty, and students who direct the progress of the Ally Project. PSP committee began in Spring 2002 to provide support for the LGBTIQQ people at CSUN.
ALLY Trainings & Updates
Please revisit our page for updates on upcoming events and trainings!
Click here for a list of the Positive Space and ALLY organizing committee members