Level Up: An Advanced Allyship Course


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. Enrollment is now open for Level 1. We will offer Level 2 in spring 2020.



Course Schedule - all classes meet in Student Center 321

  • Historical Foundations: Wednesday, September 25th 
  • Trans 201: Wednesday, October 2nd
  • Queer People of Color and Racial Justice in Queer Communities: Wednesday, October 16th 
  • Intersectionality: Wednesday, October 23rd 
  • Allyship I: Wednesday, November 20th 


Make-Up Sessions: Monday, November 25th - Cypress Room


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 2019. Visit the Safe Space page 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 2020. 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 in time for each class. 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 Wednesday mornings from 9:00am until 10:30am in Student Center room 321.


Who will teach the classes?
Camilla Brewer from the LGBTQIA Resource Center and other Divisoin of Student Life staff members will facilitate the classes.


How do I enroll?

Unfortunately, Level 1 has closed for this semester. Please check back in late fall to sign-up for Level 2 in the spring semester.

What is covered in Level 1?

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


Accessibility Information

Event Space: All trainings take place in the Student Center. There is visitor parking (including disabled spaces) and a Trolley/Stinger stop right outside the venue. There is an accessible entrance to the first floor by the Campanile/Tech Rec and an accessible entrance on the second floor next to Parking Area 2/Under the Couch. All trainings take place on the second or third floor, and there are elevators going to each level. The training rooms are wheelchair-accessible but please indicate on your registration if you use a wheelchair or other mobility aid so that we can arrange the room accordingly. For most of the training, participants will be seated at tables in chairs that have no arms. The closest gender-inclusive restroom is next door in Smithgall Student Services.

Training Materials: The training is delivered using Powerpoint slides with minimal text. Some handouts are printed in 14pt font and others in 12pt. Please notify us if you require large print handouts or a copy of the slide deck in advance.

Activities/Movement: Some activities require participants to write responses on post-its and stick them up around the room. Other activities include watching short videos, engaging in small group and large group discussions, and reading handouts. We can modify all of these activities including providing transcripts for videos but please notify us during enrollment of any access needs that you have so that we can prepare in advance.