In fights for social justice, allies and their efforts receive a significant amount of attention. This attention can be justified, as allies serve essential functions in efforts to eliminate inequities present in social systems, through the pursuit of social justice. One of the most frequently cited definitions of social justice situates it as “both a process and a goal.” To help situate allies and allyship, it is important to consider that “democratic and participatory” processes are embraced in social justice, and in a way that “affirms human agency to work collectively toward change.” Through this session, I argue that although allies play important roles in fights for social justice, the ally label can be misapplied, and has lost much of its meaning. Participants will leave this session with a clear sense of how to truly engage as allies, and how to help student leaders in their development.