Q-Advocates Training

 Q-Advocates is a training program similar to SafeZone offering knowledge on inclusivity and hands-on practice supporting LGBT+ identifying students. 

Q-Advocates Training includes topics such as:

  • Inclusive Language
  • Gender inclusive pronouns
  • Trans 101
  • Specific Issues faced by LGBTQIA+ students
  • Practice supporting students facing those issues regardless of how you personally identify
  • Campus Resources & Policies related to LGBTQIA+ students
  • And many more!

Successful participants of QAdvocates will receive a sticker and button to symbolize their openness to conversations about sexual and romantic orientation as well as gender identity and expression. 

Q-Advocates Training takes place in two formats each semester. Each format includes roughly the same content but at a different pace. Attend the training that works best for you, or book it for your department or organization. 


This version of the training takes place over two sessions 1 week apart. Attendees must attend both Part 1 and Part 2 to receive credit, sticker, and button. T



This version of the training takes place over one full-length session. A five minute mid-way break is provided. Sticker and button are provided at the end of the training. 

All sessions are open to faculty, staff, and students.

An additional option is available for offices, departments, and student organizations. Any group of at least 4 individuals may request their own 3-Hour Q-Advocates training. Additional time can be added if specific topics are desired that are not normally covered during Q-Advocates training, and the training will always be tailored to the group. Available in either format. 

To schedule a training for your group, please email Elizabeth Keating at eakeatin@loyno.edu