The mission of SAGE (Straights and Gays for Equality) is twofold in nature. We are an organization that exists to give the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community and its allies a safe place on campus. We are also an organization that advocates for the rights of the LGBT people.
Our goal is to raise campus and community awareness of the realities of the LGBT population. We plan on raising awareness through educational materials, personal and community dialogues and public demonstrations.
SAGE meets every Wednesday at 8:30PM in the Multicultural Center (Jones Hall).
If you are interested in participating in the confidential support group, please contact Quincee Jackson, Interim Coordinator of Multicultural Programming, or Adam Al Douri, President of SAGE
P.E.A.C.E. Maker: Our Monthly Newsletter
Faculty and Staff P.E.A.C.E. Allies
The mission of PEACE (Providing Everyone A Caring Environment) is to show support for LGBT students 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.
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.
Empty Chair 2012
In fall 2005, a U.S. pluralism class at William Jewell College hosted a panel of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) affirming members of the community. The panel included high school students, college students from other universities, guidance counselors, pastors and parents. Sadly, not one William Jewell student felt comfortable enough to sit on this panel. In their absence, an empty chair with a sports jacket sat at the end of the stage, and a student publication titled The Empty Chair was later created. The essays, poems, short stories and artwork are centered around lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues. To see past editions, contact the Coordinator of Multicultural Programming, Quincee Jackson.
We are currently taking submissions for the 2012 edition of The Empty Chair. To submit your work online, click here.