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Social Justice Alliance

Mission Statement

The Social Justice Alliance strives to connect the on-campus community across identities through self-discovery and dialogue. Our goal is to provide students with a space to be educated, empowered, represented and supported while at K-State. Our vision is to house conversation and inspire change through programs and initiatives to enhance and advance student success, diversity, inclusion and social justice at The Department of Housing and Dining Services at Kansas State University.

Join Us

Attend our open meetings, every third Wednesday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the Multicultural Student Lounge (Kramer 158).

Apply in person to be on the executive board. Application deadline is April 1.

Executive Board membership is open to anyone who fulfills the following criteria: Prior living experience in the residence halls, minimum 2.5 GPA and good academic standing, sophomore academic standing at the start of position and follow the approval of the previous council thorough an application process.

Constitution (PDF)

Current Council

Public Relations Co-chairs

Selena Hernandez, junior in architecture

"I joined the Social Justice Alliance to learn new perspectives and to empower my voice as a minority."

Mary White, senior in public relations

"I wanted to be a part of the Social Justice Alliance to continue advocating for underrepresented groups of people as well as help educate my peers about equity and inclusion topics."

Outreach Chair

Jacquii Ayala, junior in interior design

"I joined because diversity is something very important to me and it is something that I hold very near and dear to my heart, especially as a woman of color. It was very daunting for me to step on campus, so I hope that with this position I am able to set other students like me at ease and to let them know they have every right to attend this university and show them that people like us have every opportunity and chance to take up leadership roles that can have a positive impact on this campus."

Programming Co-chairs

Ashley Arnold, junior in advertising

"I am involved in the Social Justice Alliance because I want to make a difference on campus. Learning and teaching about social justice is important to me and I want everyone on campus to learn also."

Marley Lowe, sophomore in communication studies and American ethnic studies

"I am excited to be in the Social Justice Alliance because fighting for equitable and real change for all is important to me, and our students."

Advisors

Anna Taylor, masters student in college student development, campus advisor

"I enjoy working with International Students and am eager to work more in equity and inclusion as it relates to multicultural student education. My background is in Spanish and international studies and have taught English in Spain."

Holly Gerke, Ford Hall community coordinator, campus advisor

Danielle Badgett, area coordinator for student development, campus advisor

Contact Us

Danielle Badgett, dkbadgett@k-state.edu, 785-532-2233