Ally Network

Campus Ally Network

The purpose of the IU South Bend Campus Ally Network (CAN) is to help visibly affirm and support IU South Bend students, staff, faculty, administrators and alumni regardless of their sexual orientation and/or gender identity.

Ally Training

IU South Bend—CAN provides training for individuals who are interested in becoming trained allies and joining the campus-wide network. The training curriculum includes information about terminology, campus resources and policies, identity development, the role of an ally, and other topics relevant to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning individuals. The training combines direct instruction with opportunities for active participation.

Attend a Session
Next Campus Ally Network training session

Part One (online, asynchronous on Canvas) opens October 18.
Part Two (in-person, location TBA) is October 28, 5-7 pm.

Open to students, staff and faculty!
To register, contact April Lidinsky at

We will offer at least one training in Spring 2022. Watch this space for more information.


April Lidinsky

Director, Master of Liberal Studies; and Professor of Women's and Gender Studies

(574) 520-4528

Micah Spiece

Student Services Specialist,
Office of the Registrar

(574) 520-5537

Sara Sage | Co-Founder
Linda Young | Co-Founder