Level Up: An Advanced Allyship Course


We have now filled all of the spaces in our inaugural cohort. Please check back in August 2018 to enroll in Level 1. 

The LGBTQIA Resource Center is excited to announce that enrollment is open for the inaugural cohort of Level Up, an advanced course in LGBTQIA allyship.

This interactive course is designed to build on the knowledge and skills developed in Safe Space by digging deeper into topics and concepts related to LGBTQIA histories, identities, and communities.

The classes for Level 1 are:

  • Historical Foundations
  • Trans 201 (completion of Trans 101 is recommended but not required)
  • Queer People of Color and Racial Justice in Queer Communities
  • Intersectionality
  • Advanced Allyship Concepts

 Participants who complete all five sessions in Level 1 in the fall semester have the option to progress to Level 2 in the spring.

Enrollment for Level 1 is now open. Please read the FAQ and course outline carefully and email us if you have any questions.

We look forward to welcoming you to the first cohort in fall 2017! 




Who is this course for?
Enrollment is open to Georgia Tech faculty, staff, and affiliates who have completed Safe Space training. If you have not yet taken Safe Space and want to enroll in Level Up, you may enroll on the condition that you also register for a Safe Space training in fall 2017. Visit safespace.gatech.edu for dates and registration details. Safe Space training is a prerequisite as all participants should come with a foundation of basic language and concepts upon which we can build as a class.

This cohort is not open to students but we may consider offering a student course in future if there is sufficient interest. 


What will I receive if I complete the course?
Upon completion of Level 1, participants will receive a certificate and be recognized at Lavender Graduation in April 2018. Those who complete Level 1 will have the option to enroll in Level 2 in spring 2018. Upon completion of Level 2, participants will receive a plaque acknowledging their achievement at Lavender Graduation.


What is the time commitment?
In order to make this a meaningful experience for all participants, the course will meet five times throughout the semester. Each class will last ninety minutes. Participants will be given a packet of short readings at the start of the semester, and should come prepared to discuss those throughout the semester. It is recommended that participants attend one LGBTQIA campus or community event of their choice during the semester that we can discuss in class. There is no required outside work beyond completing the short readings.

The classes take place on Thursday mornings from 9:00am until 10:30am. All classes are in the Student Center. The dates of the classes are:
September 21
October 12
October 26
November 16
November 30


Who will teach the classes?
Dr. Aby Parsons and Adreanna Nattiel from the LGBTQIA Resource Center will facilitate the classes.


How do I enroll?

Enrollment is now closed for fall 2017. Please email us to be added to the waitlist.