IBIS Ally Network

IBIS = I Believe In Solidarity

The University of Miami's IBIS Ally Network raises awareness, knowledge, and sensitivity of issues affecting the LGBTQIA+ community on our campuses. IBIS Allies are faculty and staff who are trained to be an integral part of the network dedicated to supporting our LGBTQIA+ community, regardless of their own sexual orientation or gender identity. Students can learn more about the IBIS Ally Network by visiting the Student Resources page.

The three-part training covers information regarding sexual orientation and gender identity, current statistics and data pertaining to the LGBTQIA+ community, an overview of terminology, and training in communication and listening skills.

An initiative of the LGBTQ Student Center, the program supports the University’s strategic initiative to foster a Culture of Belonging and the Division of Student Affairs philosophy of ’Canes Care for ’Canes

Becoming an IBIS Ally

To become certified as an IBIS Ally, faculty/staff must complete all three parts of the IBIS Ally Program. The certification lasts for one academic year, however, IBIS Allies are only required to attend Part Three to renew their certification each year. IBIS Allies are provided with a certificate as well as a sticker to publicly display their membership in the network.

Well 'Canes Incentive Program

Faculty and staff who complete their initial certification are awarded 250 points towards the Well 'Canes Incentive Program. Faculty and staff earn 100 points for subsequent re-certifications each year.


Upcoming Sessions

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  • Fall 2023 Dates

    Please complete part one via ULearn before continuing to register for parts two and three.

    All part two and three sessions are in person located on the Gables Campus.

    • Part Two: Thursday, September 14, Noon-2 p.m.
    • Part Three: Friday, September 29, Noon-2 p.m.
    • Part Two: Thursday, October 12, Noon-2 p.m.
    • Part Three: Wednesday, October 18, 3-5 p.m.
    • Part Three: Thursday, November 16, 2-4 p.m.
    • Part Two: Thursday, November 30, 2-4 p.m.
    • Part Two: Tuesday, December 5, 2-4 p.m.
    • Part Three: Thursday, December 7, 3-5 p.m.

  • Spring 2024 Dates

    Coming soon!

Please contact the LGBTQ Student Center, WUC 2300H, or email us at lgbtq@miami.edu if you have additional questions.