The purpose of S.A.G.E is to increase general awareness of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) issues, and to promote a campus of tolerance and respect, especially as stated in the Illinois College Affirmation of Community Responsibility. The organization shall also serve as a bridge between gay and straight members of the Illinois College community, encouraging unity, diversity, and a greater understanding and acceptance of the LGBT community in society.
Giving back to the community is a core belief within the organization. Being able to provide service for those in need allows the organization to not only grow closer, but also help those who truly need it. To date, our members have volunteered for the Congregational Church of Christ, the organization Equality Illinois, the event March on Springfield for Marriage Equality, and several more.
Fall Semester 2013
Worked with Equality Illinois, we organized nearly 200 students and faculty to mail postcards to Illinois politicians asking them to support marriage equality.
SAGE on Stage
SAGE on Stage is an annual educational and eye-opening series of short theatrical and musical acts that shed light on different aspects of what it is like to be a member or ally of the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, questioning) community. The purpose of this event is to bring awareness and educate the IC campus community of LGBTQ issues through the mediums of music, acting, drama, comedy, spoken word, dramatic readings and video. This event could be seen as similar to The Vagina Monologues or other forms of entertainment whose purpose is to spread awareness and support.
Spring Semester 2014
Midwest Bisexual Lesbian Gay Transgender Ally College Conference in Kansas City, MO.
The purpose of this event is to educate and unify the LGBTQ community while providing a safe and supportive forum for discourse about issues that impact the community. Click for conference information.
Working with Illinois Unites for Marriage, Equality Illinois, and other organizations
SAGE on Stage