In an effort to educate both students and employees about the diverse needs of our most marginalized students, the
Citrus College Division of Student Affairs hosts various ally trainings. This series was developed and implemented by the Dean of Students Dr. Maryann Tolano-Leveque in 2019 with the inaugural UndocuAlly and LGBTQ+ Ally trainings. Today, the program has grown to seven trainings with presenters from all over campus.
All ally trainings include an overview of the population, challenges specific to this population, a discussion on intersectionality and its meaning, what it means to have privilege, information about appropriate community resources for the group being discussed, what it means to be an ally, and discussion on how to be a good ally for the population being discussed.
You can read about each training below and keep an eye out for campus-wide emails from the division of student affairs with information on upcoming ally trainings.
Participants will understand the student experience for homeless and food-insecure students and become familiar with the many resources that the college and community organizations provide for this vulnerable student population.
Resources for Students in Need web page.
Participants will come away with a better understanding of the Black student experience and learn about specific programs and services to support Black students on campus.
Black Scholars and our
Men of Color Mentor Program web pages.
Participants will learn about the college experience from the perspective of first-generation college students. Presenters will also share information about available campus resources and techniques to support this population.
Students leaving foster care and entering college have the odds stacked against them. They face financial struggles and, frequently find on-campus engagement a challenge. Participants will learn more about how to support foster youth students on campus.
Foster and Kinship Care Education/Guardian Scholars web page.
Participants will learn how to advocate for and support the LGBTQ+ community and what it means to be an LGBTQ+ ally.
For more information, visit the
LGBTQ+ Ally Training web page.
Participants will learn about challenges undocumented students face in pursuing higher education, laws and policies affecting them, campus and community resources, and how to support undocumented students effectively.
UndocuAlly Dream Resource Center web page.
Participants will learn about the services offered by the
Veterans Success Center (VSC) and about the various challenges that student veterans face. Information will be provided on how to support student veterans effectively.