Life's most persistent and urgent question is, "What are you doing for others?"
Martin Luther King, Jr
If you are a student who is interested in working towards a more inclusive and welcoming Caltech, check out these opportunities for getting involved. Whether you sit on the SAGE Council, support your peers as an Equity and Title IX Advocate, or find other ways to promote equity in your community, we are here to offer support, guidance and tools for success.
Equity and Title IX Advocates The Equity and Title IX Advocates are graduate and undergraduate students trained to be accessible resources for Caltech community members seeking information or support around issues relating to equity, inclusivity, sexual harassment, sexual assault, or other forms of discrimination. An Equity and Title IX Advocate is not a confidential resource. Instead, an Advocate is a great "first stop" to get support and to learn about your rights and options. Advocates receive a four-hour training and participate in regular check-ins with the Equity and Title IX Office. If you are interested in becoming an Advocate, sign up for the next Advocate trainings. Trainings are offered every term. For a list of trained Advocates, click here.
SAGE Council The SAGE Council works with the Equity and Title IX Office to determine best practices for implementing prevention education, trainings, and programming for students. Members will have the opportunity to direct the flow of resources to particular projects, events and campaigns. Additionally, this council will serve as a mechanism for student input for areas such as resources, process and policy. There are chapters for both undergraduate and graduate students.
Goals of the Council include:
Increase awareness and education around sexual violence and gender-based discrimination prevention.
Create an avenue for student led programming.
Promote a safe and inclusive campus culture.
Train campus leaders to be advocates and educators.
Provide an avenue for students to share input, needs and concerns on behalf of the student body.
Offer a setting for students to review major policy changes and proposals.