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Leadership Opportunities

Equity Center Educators

The Equity Center Educators (ECEs) work to educate the campus about topics of sexual assault prevention and healthy relationships. This group of peer educators operate out of the Equity Center and promote the vision of the space, wherein the Bentley University campus becomes “an inclusive, informed, and compassionate community that abounds with lifelong learners and leaders who celebrate gender, sexuality, and their intersection with other social identities.”

The ECEs undergo ongoing training sessions, attend weekly team meetings, check in with an advisor on a regular basis, and hold office hours in the Equity Center. Additionally, these student leaders assist with a variety of educational initiatives including bystander education sessions, workshops on Title IX and healthy relationships, social norming campaigns, and large-scale programs.

For more information, please e-mail GA_EquityCenter@bentley.edu or the ECE advisor, Alex Hirs, at ahirs@bentley.edu. You can also learn more by joining the Bentley Equity Center Educators Facebook group.

Equity Center Advisory Committee

The Equity Center Advisory Committee supports the Equity Center in shifting the climate on Bentley’s campus toward a more inclusive, informed, and compassionate environment. Committee members challenge themselves and others to reconceptualize leadership as a catalyst for social justice. The committee meets bimonthly in the Equity Center, and these meetings serve as a barometer to assess the campus climate.

If you are interested in joining this committee, please e-mail GA_EquityCenter@bentley.edu or contact the Assistant Director of Gender Equity and Development, Alex Hirs, at ahirs@bentley.edu.

P.R.I.D.E.

People Respecting Individuality and Diversity through Education (P.R.I.D.E.) is a student organization that provides support and social activities for the Bentley University gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community. P.R.I.D.E. was created to promote awareness of social and political concerns of its members and life at Bentley. It is also dedicated to raising awareness of the LGBTQ community at the university. All are welcome to attend meetings. Come as a friend, member of the community, or an ally showing support. Meetings vary in order to promote convenience for the members.

For more information, please e-mail ga_pride@bentley.edu or the P.R.I.D.E. advisor, Ron Ardizzone, at rardizzone@bentley.edu. You can also learn more by joining the Bentley P.R.I.D.E. Facebook group or following us on Twitter.   

Students Advocating Gender Equality (SAGE)

The purpose of SAGE (formerly the Women's Center) is to promote personal development and empowerment through open dialogue about the issues impacting women. We advocate for gender equality by encouraging understanding and acceptance among a diverse community of individuals of all genders.

SAGE seeks to facilitate discussion and support for gender, diversity, and other women’s issues, both on and off campus. We have an extensive library of educational and recreational resources on women’s and gender issues located in the Equity Center, and our members are available for support, to answer questions, or just talk.

For more information, please e-mail GA_SAGE@bentley.edu or SAGE's faculty advisor and coordinator of the Gender Studies Program, Traci Abbott, at tabbott@bentley.edu. You can also learn more by joining the Bentley SAGE Facebook group and following us on Twitter.