The Equity Center provides a safe space for students who seek to create a more inclusive, informed, and compassionate community. This resource center promotes an ethos of leadership focused on social justice and provides campus-wide workshops, dialogues, and programs for students, faculty, and staff. We welcome all members of campus to this space and strive to develop leaders who celebrate gender, sexuality, and their intersection with other dimensions of identity.
The Equity Center is located in the Student Center, room 310A. There are two student organizations housed in the space that are committed to creating change on campus – P.R.I.D.E. and Students Advocating Gender Equality (SAGE). These groups promote values of inclusion and social justice and empower students of all genders and sexualities to feel welcome on campus.
This space also hosts a peer education group called the Equity Center Educators (ECEs). The ECEs undergo a semester-long training to better understand gender-based violence and discrimination, and they act as referral agents for all students. Additionally, the ECEs offer programs about gender roles, the hook up culture, Title IX, and privilege.
In addition to the various student groups, the Equity Center supports engaging events that occur on campus each year. These initiatives include the Day of Silence, Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, and Take Back the Night. We also provide numerous trainings for students, including ally workshops, privilege workshops, and Title IX trainings.