WMU Advocates and Allies

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Supported by and actively collaborate with the WMU ADVANCE program, the WMU Advocates and Allies are men committed to personal action in support of women and gender equity.  Advocates and Allies programs equip men with the knowledge, skills, and strategies to effect positive personal, unit, and organizational change. 

Who we are

Advocates and Allies programs emphasize men working with other men while maintaining accountability to women.  Allies are trained men who promote gender equity through an emphasis on personal and local action. Advocates are allies with an established record in support of gender equity who dedicate significant time and effort to the Advocates and Allies program.  Like Allies, Advocates are committed to personal and local action, but they also lead Ally workshops, organize Advocates and Allies activities, and work with women colleagues to set Advocates and Allies priorities and strategies.


Acknowledging the campus problem of gender inequity, the WMU Advocates will promote gender equity through accountability, advocacy, education, and partnership. Through education, advocacy, partnership, and accountability, the WMU Advocates will reduce the problem of gender inequity on campus.


We envision a campus community that is welcoming and accessible, free from gender bias and discrimination, and that provides an equitable environment for people to thrive.


Workshops and Activities

Workshops and Activities

Information coming soon!