Training & panels

COVID 19 Message

In the Pride Center, we strive to provide excellent care for students, faculty, and staff. Despite COVID 19, the pride center will still be open! Ready to provide you with socially distanced, and virtual support. A big part of our role on campus is to be present with people. Please do not hesitate to reach out, ask questions, or share concerns. Send emails to or  

Please take care of yourself and thank you for your patience!


Ally Workshops

Ally Workshops are workshops presented by the peer educators employed by the Pride Center. There are several Ally Workshops each semester on the UWL campus. Ally Workshops are also available for other organizations.

What you should know about Ally Workshops:

  • Who can request them?

Any campus or community organization, including residence halls, student organizations, or other presentations/workshops can request an Ally Workshop.

  • What is the format?

Ally Workshops last at least one hour. An hour to an hour and a half would be an ideal amount of time to have available. These workshops include the presentation of information about LGBTQ+ issues as well as activities. There is also a time for general questions that any audience member may have.

  • How can you request an Ally Workshop?

Please contact Willem Van Roosenbeek at or Amanda Wesche at


The Pride Center offers panels and presentations for classes, organizations, community events, or any group that is interested. The focus of these events is to educate the audience about general LGBTQ+ information and issues. 

The format:

  • To begin a panel, LGBTQ+ identified students and/or staff give a brief personal introduction. The panel then presents a basic introduction to LGBTQ terminology and safer space guidelines. After this, they open the floor for questions from the audience. The panel members are there to educate the community, but they do reserve the right to turn down any questions that they do not feel comfortable answering. This whole presentation lasts at least one hour, but it often expands to fit the time available. 
Interested in being on a panel? Contact the Pride Center. Check our Facebook groups for times and updates, you can also contact Will Van Roosenbeek at or Amanda Wesche at .

If you're an LGBTQA+ person interested in participating in a panel...

If you have never been in a panel before and are interested, make sure to watch our panel training video before signing up for any!

To get the video, contact the pride center or Will Van Roosenbeek at!