• Benefits for Students

    Intellectual curiosity thrives.
    will promotes intersectional thinking across disciplines to help students investigate today’s most pressing social justice issues.

    Students learn to claim their education.
    will gives students space to question, critique, and explore in a supportive environment.

    Students discover the power of community.
    will provides students with the time and space to develop meaningful, lifelong relationships with one another.

    Students learn how to make an impact.
    will helps students better understand inequalities on a global scale and gives them the tools to be change agents.

    Students learn to apply theory to practice.
    will students use a theory-to-practice model to apply their academic coursework to real world situations.

    Self-confidence increases.
    will helps students approach their lives with more confidence, identify what values are important to them, and determine how best to live those values.

    Students take the lead.
    will students have the opportunity to apply intersectional analysis to the practice of leadership. Students learn to speak up, listen to one another, and become better allies and advocates. Other leadership skills, such as public speaking, working in diverse groups to accomplish a goal, and conflict management are sharpened.

    Students gain essential career preparation.
    will prepares students to work effectively in diverse workplaces and to pursue a wide range of professions.

    Strong relationships form between students and faculty/staff mentors.
    will students develop close working relationships with faculty and staff that help further their success in college and in life after college.

  • Benefits for Universities

    Combining coursework, leadership opportunities, activism and community builds a rich foundation.
    will combines these elements to create a holistic, more inclusive program for students than any of these elements achieve in isolation. 

    will amplifies student voices for an inclusive campus community.
    will students take seriously their commitment to actively better their campus communities. Indeed, they direct a significant portion of their advocacy and leadership toward making the campus a more inclusive place.  

    Universities see improved retention.
    will improves campus retention by creating a space in which students build close relationships with one another and with faculty and staff, thus increasing their ties and commitment to the university.

    Bridging student affairs and academic affairs is mutually beneficial.
    will creates a holistic educational experience for students which requires work across divisional and disciplinary boundaries. Faculty see more engaged, intellectually curious students in the classroom, and student affairs staff see more academically-informed programming outside of the classroom.   

    Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies grows as an academic program.
    will calls for a rigorous WGSS foundation, thus guaranteeing a sustained base of participants in WGSS. If you are unable to provide enough WGSS content, consider another configuration of courses with a social justice focus.  

    Diversity is a hallmark of the will program.
    will ’s diverse membership demographics reflect the university’s broader commitments to building and sustaining diverse, inclusive community.