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Students Advocating for Gender Equity

Students Advocating for Gender Equity (SAGE) Program is an integral part of the Women’s Center in contributing to the Women’s Center mission, developing student leaders committed to gender equity, and providing programs to the UD community related to gender and social justice issues. SAGE provides students with hands-on experience as they develop skills that will be useful to them in the wide variety of fields that they pursue after graduation. In addition, the professional quality of the SAGE’s work greatly enhances the Center’s operations and programs.


The goal of the SAGE Program is to provide students an opportunity to be involved in all aspects of the Center’s work. The Women’s Center is a space where students can develop skills and knowledge that will enhance and support their academic experiences at UD as well as in their future career. SAGE’s are able to explore new ways of engaging with the UD community while advancing the goal of achieving a more just and equitable society.

As a result of being part of the SAGE Program, students will:

  • Develop skills that can be used in their careers, academic programs, and civic life.
  • Use the skills learned to act as change agents in their roles beyond the SAGE Program.
  • Implement programs and be involved in initiatives that utilize a social justice framework and a gender focus.
  • Gain a better understanding of themselves and their values through self-reflection and dialogue.
  • Gain an understanding of how their actions fit within the larger community.
  • Develop tools for affecting change within the UD community.
  • Receive career and academic guidance throughout from the Center’s professional staff.


Students involved in SAGE must be dedicated to the Women Center’s mission and educating the UD community regarding gender issues, with the goal of promoting an inclusive and equitable campus. SAGE’s will focus on community outreach and education, and marketing and promoting the Women’s Center. 

SAGEs will:

  • Serve as an informal student ambassador of the Women’s Center through participation in community functions and organizations on campus.
  • Assist with marketing and publicity of Women’s Center events and programs through personal contacts and organizations, as well as promotion through social media channels.
  • Help plan, organize, and assist in programs, outreach, or campaigns through the Center.
  • Maintain Women’s Center archives by adding flyers, newsletters, and information pertaining to events or programs sponsored by the Center.
  • Contribute ideas and/or content for the Women’s Center blog and bi-annual newsletter, Voices Raised.
  • Keep a detailed record of the number of hours worked in the Women’s Center in the log book for your information and the records of the Center.
  • Be independently proactive by finding opportunities or creating programs to enhance the mission of the Center.

Are you interested in becoming a SAGE? Please contact us at

Alumni Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0322