Sexuality and Gender Acceptance (SAGA) Squad

The Sexuality and Gender Acceptance (SAGA) Squad is a student leadership program for the LGBTQIA+ and ally students.  Participants represent the Center, plan outreach initiatives and events, and create a welcoming environment for all in the LGBTQ Resource Center (LGBTQRC).

Applications are now closed until Fall 2018.

SAGA squad group photo

2017-2018 SAGA Squad

Qualifications:

  • Must be enrolled in at least 9 credit hours
  • Must currently hold and maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA
  • Must desire to create and maintain a welcoming and supportive space on campus
  • Must display leadership potential, positive work ethic and adaptability
  • Must be willing to serve as a collaborative team member
  • Must be willing to examine your identity and challenge your assumptions and privileges

Responsibilities:

  • Serve a full one-year academic term with a review at the end of the fall semester
  • Commit to serving and supporting the mission of the LGBTQRC through language and behavior
  • Spend at least 3 hours per week in the Resource Center welcoming students, sharing resources, and general office duties
  • Represent the LGBTQRC at least 2 campus and community events per semester (e.g. Speakers Bureau, Coming Out Monologues, various awareness days/events, tabling, etc.)
  • Attend all general SAGA meetings, special meetings, and training sessions
  • Promote all services and programs offered through the LGBTQRC
  • Develop and implement at least one outreach initiative per year as a team
  • Lead and/or participate in student-led group discussions (Bisexuality, QTPOC, Activism/Politics, etc.)
  • Attend mandatory two day teambuilding retreat each semester
  • Meeting LGBTQRC advisor twice per semester to discuss personal growth within the program
  • Other duties as assigned by the SAGA Squad advisor

Time Commitments:

  • 2-Day Retreat in Fall and Spring semester (mandatory)
  • SAGA Squad Meetings (1.5 hour weekly)
  • LGBTQ Resource Center Events (3-6 hours weekly)

Benefits:

  • SAGA Squad leaders will be able to connect with current students, staff, and faculty to build personal and professional network
  • SAGA Squad leaders will impact the campus outreach of the LGBTQRC
  • SAGA Squad leaders will receive graduation stoles at the annual Lavender Graduation ceremony
  • SAGA Squad leaders will learn leadership skills such as public speaking, facilitation, strategic planning, confidence, accountability and other skills beneficial for the future
  • SAGA Squad leaders will participate in StrengthsQuest, an assessment tool to discover strengths and talents