PEACE Faculty/Staff Ally Support Network
The mission of a support network program is to show support for Students of Diverse Populations through education, support, and awareness among William Jewell College faculty and staff. The program contributes to an open campus climate and to increased awareness among college constituencies about varied backgrounds.
Goals of a support network program at William Jewell College
- Establish a network of faculty and administrators who are available for students seeking help, assistance, and support.
- Provide appropriate training to support network volunteers regarding issues related to Students of Diverse Populations, multiculturalism, issues of sexual identity, student development, and general counseling techniques.
- Create an approach to student developmental support that provides students with more choices of faculty and staff from whom to seek assistance in the event they are challenged by developmental and/or cultural issues.
Description and Purpose
The PEACE Allies program is an educational intervention program. The purpose of the program is to provide students a safe (non-threatening, non-judgmental) place to talk about themselves, their experiences, and their development. The primary goal of the program is to develop allies for students and to positively enhance the campus environment through individual interaction between faculty/administrators and students addressing such issues as hate speech/hate crime, racial/sexual identity issues, sexual violence/sexual harassment issues, and related topics. This program is but one component of a college commitment to address the personal developmental needs of students.