Allies has been around for about 10 years, but became a force to be reckoned with in 2000. The student director of Allies at the time, Jeremy Elliot, revamped the group and began making a name for Allies. Ever since, Allies has been striving for justice and equality at Baldwin Wallace University.
Allies is the Baldwin Wallace on-campus organization for straight, gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender students to come together in an accepting, open environment intentionally designed to discuss topics directly related to both the gay and straight communities. We promote the acceptance of all minorities on campus and work to fight discrimination by educating others on the issues challenging the gay community.
These issues profoundly affect the general preservation of human worth and dignity. Gay and straight supporters of alternative lifestyles often encounter problems of stigmatization, prejudice, discrimination, and violence.
Allies works to diminish stereotypes and misconceptions directly related to sexual orientation. Our goal is the promotion of peace and acceptance in all human relations.
Our meetings are extremely informative and focus on a wide variety of issues. We welcome and highly encourage all members of the Baldwin Wallace student body, faculty, and staff, as well as any members of the off-campus community to attend meetings.
Allies aims to open the minds and hearts of all people. We strive to educate others and ourselves on issues concerning the straight, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities. We provide support for those who choose to embrace any sexual identity.
Advisor: Gerrie Paino