To promote a supportive, equitable and safe campus environment for women and LGBTQ+ students while offering ongoing learning and leadership opportunities for all students regardless of their sex, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, ability or alien status.
The S.A.G.E. Center envisions being part of a campus community where students can
- be free from prejudice, bigotry, harassment and violence
- safely express all aspects of their identities
- achieve personal and academic growth and development
- feel supported in their efforts to inspire others to action in challenging oppression
- We value students’ occupational, spiritual, social, intellectual, physical, emotional and environmental wellbeing.
- We value student learning, engagement and empowerment, with student voices and leadership shaping the work of the Center.
- We value and promote a culture of respect, compassion, and appreciation for diverse populations and perspectives.
- We value experiential learning, critical thinking, creative problem solving and effective communication.
- We value collaborative connections with campus and community members.
Our Goals and Objectives
Provide student development programs that foster engagement and promote a culture of respect, compassion and appreciation for diverse populations and perspectives
- Coordinate and participate in comprehensive risk reduction programs and services for survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, hate violence and stalking
- Deliver educational programs and events that address sex, gender, race, class, and their intersections
- Supply other campus programs and services with training, consultation and information to enhance responsiveness to the unique concerns of women and LGBTQ+ students
Create an environment where students thrive and are supported in their campus environments
- Assess campus climate and advocate for the diverse needs of women and LGBTQ+ students
- Assist in the creation of policies and procedures within the institution that promote and maintain a hospitable climate
- Provide leadership experiences that prepare students to live and work in an increasingly diverse world
Offer comprehensive support services for students who may not define the issues they are dealing with as mental health issues or may not choose to seek services from a traditional mental health facility.
- Provide general counseling/consultation and advocacy based services that
- Provide information and referrals addressing issues that disproportionately affect women and LGBTQ+ students