The Fraternity and Sorority Life Office in conjunction with Allies and Advocates and the LGBT Resource Center are proud to offer the first Ally and Advocate Certification Program for Grand Valley State University students. The Greek Allies and Advocate program brings together members in an effort to "support the GVSU lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community by maintaining a visible network of trained and informed fraternity and sorority members."
How to Register:
Be sure to keep a look out for updates on our Facebook and Twitter pages! If you have any questions or would like to register, please email Drew McMillan at email@example.com
Each session is limited to 25 people so please contact Drew and reserve your spot ASAP! *The location of the training sessions will be given once you are registered
Individuals who would like to become certified must register in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
What fellow Greeks think about the Greek Allies & Advocates Program:
"Great program with a lot of insight!"
"Very eye opening! I didn't realize how much LGBT members go through just to live a normal life."
"I would love to take this back to my chapter and educate my brothers on how to be an ally!"
"I will open my eyes a lot more now."
"I will be more aware of the LGBT community and more active as an ally!"
So far, 208 GVSU Fraternity and Sorority members have been trained!
Organization Number Trained 2011-2012 (currently) Number Trained 2009-2011
Interfraternity Council (IFC)
Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity 0 15 Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity 2 3 Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity 2 12 Delta Tau Delta Fraternity 3 3 Delta Upsilon Fraternity 1 4 Kappa Sigma Fraternity 0 0 Sigma Phi Epsilon 2 3 Sigma Pi Fraternity 0 2 Theta Chi Fraternity 1 1 Panhellenic Association (Panhel)
Alpha Omicron Pi Women's Fraternity 12 12 Alpha Sigma Alpha Sorority 2 26 Alpha Sigma Tau Sorority 14 15 Gamma Phi Beta Sorority 10 9 Delta Zeta Sorority 8 13 Phi Mu Women's Fraternity 9 8 Phi Sigma Sigma Women's Fraternity 2 28 Sigma Kappa Sorority 3 14 Multicultural Greek Council (MGC)
Delta Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc. 7 0 Sigma Lambda Beta Fraternity, Inc. 2 0 Sigma Lambda Gamma Sorority, Inc. 0 0 Sigma Lambda Upsilon Sorority, Inc. 0 3 National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC)
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. 0 3 Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. 0 0 Delta Sigma Theta Fraternity, Inc. 0 1 Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc. 0 0 Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. 0 0 Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. 0 2 Omega Phi Psi Fraternity, Inc. 0 0
For more information about getting involved with the LGBT Resource Center, click here. You can also "LIKE" the Grand Valley State University LGBT Resource Center page on Facebook. As well as the GVSU Greek Allies and Advocate page!