The S.A.G.E. Center provides free and private services to undergraduate and graduate students who are in need of support. Below are descriptions of the kinds of services we provide.
We work closely with other offices across campus including the Counseling Center, Residential Life, and the Dean of Students office. If anything you dealing with needs attention from other areas of campus, we will happily work with you and be your advocate. Advocacy services are not counseling or therapy. Through advocacy students may learn how to better express their views and concerns, access information and services, defend and promote their rights and responsibilities, and explore options and choices. As advocates, S.A.G.E. Center Coordinators will be able to work with their contacts across campus to help address student concerns.
We provide an alternative for students who may not necessarily define the issues they are dealing with as mental health issues or may not choose to seek services from a traditional mental health facility.
Many students seek our services because they trust that the S.A.G.E. Center will better understand their experience in the world in the context of sexism, racism, homophobia and other social justice issues. Below is a list of some, but certainly not all, of the concerns students come to the center wanting to discuss.
- Gender Inequity
- Sexual or gender identity related issues
- The “Coming Out” process
- Relationship issues (with significant others, parents, siblings, friends)
- Hate Violence (racism, sexism, homophobia, classism, ageism and ableism)
- Verbal, mental, emotional and/or physical violence
Victim Based Services
We provide private support for all students who are are survivors of sexual assault, intimate partner violence (dating violence), stalking, childhood sexual abuse and sexual harassment. Our efforts are tied with the our local advocacy group, Voices Against Violence, and Title IX support through the Dean of Students office. If you are surviving any of these problems please contact these services so that you can get that support. If you come to the S.A.G.E. Center we will help you connect to those resources and continue to support in any way that we can.