The SAGE Project

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The Sage Project


The Sage Project is a way to recognize female and female identifying students who have demonstrated innovation, creativity, risk-taking and leadership skills in their academic and personal lives. We are looking for students who have overcome adversity to shape their life and Kent State University experience. This initiative exists not only to highlight dedicated female students, but also to inspire others to take advantage of all that Kent State University has to offer. We are looking for rich, unique, and inspiring stories. We hope to gather a diverse pool of nominees so the stories inspire a wide range of students, who will in turn see they can create their own amazing story.


-Female or female identifying student enrolled at Kent State University as a full-time student during the award period
-In good academic standing (2.5 cumulative GPA Undergraduate and 3.0 cumulative GPA Graduate) 

-Graduating in or after May 2017. (December 2016 Graduates are not eligible) 

What will happen after I nominate?

The selection committee will review all nominations and select 10 amazing female students to be a part of The Sage Project. Those women will be contacted and interviewed to gather the breadth of their story. During Women’s History Month nominees and students will be invited to a luncheon to formally recognize their accomplishment and share the history they are writing for themselves. Their stories will also be highlighted on the Women’s Center website as part of an ongoing initiative to inspire other female students at Kent State.


The SAGE Projects gets its name out of the meaning of sage.  In the Native American culture sage is used for healing and bringing someone’s life back into balance by cleansing the body and mind of negativity.  Additionally sage means wisdom, renewal, harmony and growth.  In this spirit, we are seeking to use The SAGE Project to highlight students who have found balance growth and/or renewal through their collegiate path and inspire this in others.


Nominate A Student Here 

Nominations will close on November 18, 2016