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, transgendered and questioning individuals. The training combines direct instruction with opportunities for active participation.

The schedule for upcoming trainings is provided below, to register for training either click the registration link provided on the upper left, or send an email to Be sure to indicate the training block in which you are interested.

  • For each training block, session 1 will be an online session via Oncourse
  • Session TWO will be a face-to-face session that will take place on a specified date.
  • Please be sure to register by the deadline for the training block in which you are interested. Only registered participants will be added to the Oncouse training module.
  • You must take session 1 and session 2 in the the SAME training block.

There are no training sessions currently scheduled. Please check back for updates on our next training sessions.



The following individuals are trained allies with IU South Bend - CAN.

Name Affiliation
Katelyn Andrysiak-Begert Student
Katherine Arterbery  Student
Desmond Atem Student
Krista Bailey   CLAS/Sustainability Studies
Kofi Barko Titan Success Center
Christine Behrend College of Health Sciences
Margaret Belt Student
Jill Barnhart Bertrand Enrollment Services
Bishop, Marianne Castano UCET
Bishop, Max Comp. Sci (Assoc. Fac)
Cathy Borshuk Women's & Gender Studies/Psychology
Erin Brown Titan Success Center
Elicia Brown-Scheretie Student
De' Bryant Psychology
Cathy Buckman Academic Affairs
Jenny Bucksbarg English
Meagan Cahill Student Services
Joe Campbell Counseling
Linda Chen Political Science
Rodney Chlebek Student
Louise Collins Philosophy
Marvin Curtis School of the Arts
Sara Curtis Communication Studies
Jenny Deranek Health Sciences
Ken Douglas School of the Arts
Moira Dyczko School of the Arts
Julie Elliott Library
Craig Finlay Library
Frank Fujita Psychology
Kevin Gillen Communication Studies
Ann Grens Biology
Julia Gressick School of Education
Michael Harley Academic Advising
Catherine Hebert World Language Studies
Terri Hebert School of Education
Marsha Heck School of Education
Darryl Heller Civil Rights Heritage Center
M. Jean Henry Counseling Center
Valerie Hinkle Counseling Center (call 574.520.4125)
Gloria Hoffmann Student
Mallory Jagodzinski Alumni Affairs
Sharon Jones Nursing
Tabitha Kingsbury Admissions
April Lidinsky Women's & Gender Studies
Jennifer Loop-Miller Nursing
Betsy Lucal Sociology Department
Diana Lujan Student
Monika Lynker Physics and Astronomy
Anne Magnan-Park English
Deb Marr Biology Department
Tami Martinez Communication Arts
Jake Mattox English Department
Shay McFarland Civil Rights Heritage Center
Kim McInerney Communication Studies
Andrea Meluch Communication Studies
Clayton Michaels English
Nicole Micolichek Housing and Residence Life
Jamie Morgan Student
Susan Moore Fine Arts
Liam Morley Student
Cynthia Murphy Student Services
Yuri Obata Communication Studies
Joyce Palmateer Nursing
Jacob Parker Gateway Information Center
Constance Peterson-Miller Staff Admissions/OCSS
Kathleen Pizana Accounting Services
Brett Rosas Student
A. Gwinn Royal Office of Student Services
Andrea Rushnock Fine Arts
Dawn Rutecki Anthropology & Sociology
Stephen Salisbury Student
Craig Schroeder Information Technology
Karen Scott Financial Aid
Kyle Schwieterman Math
Caroline Shapcott Mathematical Sciences
Stephen Sigety Library
Theresa Tepe Education
Shaune Thompson Housing and Resident Life
McKenzie Tozan English
Andi Trowbridge Student
Lesley Weiss Social Work
Julie Wells Academic Advising
Laura Whitney Director of Student Conduct
Barb White Nursing
Lori White Admissions
Jeffrey Wright Music
James M VanderVeen Sociology/Anthropology
Michelle Zimmer Student
Click any name to send email - Last Updated: June 20, 2017



IU South Bend Campus Ally Network logo. The letter A is formed with a rainbow triangle. A purple banner across the bottom of the logo contains the works Safe Zone.

Individuals displaying this sign have taken a workshop on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues and have pledged to be positive, supportive, and LGBT-affirming.