The Center for Social Justice Education and LGBT Communities (SJE), formerly the Office of Diverse Community Affairs and LGBT Concerns, continues to provide educational, social, and leadership development programs and activities for LGBT students, allies, and staff/faculty Liaisons for LGBT Students.
The Center for Social Justice Education and LGBT Communities also fosters all students’ engagement with and understanding of the complex issues of power, privilege, and prejudice. SJE promotes students’ exploration of modes of advocacy and activism in order to change the structures that exclude and oppress groups and individuals. SJE creates opportunities, like the Social Justice Institute, primarily for undergraduates to make connections between their leadership development and issues, including but not limited to race, gender, sexuality, and economic status.
The mission and vision of SJE involves teaching all students, including but not limited to members of historically underrepresented communities, the histories and legacies of social and institutional change. SJE accomplishes its goals through its co-curricular projects, workshops, and other collaborative programs with academic departments, administrative units, and student organizations.