The SAGE Project | Women's Center | Kent State University

The SAGE Project


The Sage Project is a way to recognize women-identifying students who have overcome adversity to shape their life and Kent State experience. This initiative exists to highlight current students who have diverse experiences and backgrounds. We hope these stories will inspire a wide range of students, who will in turn see they can create their own amazing story.


  • women-identifying students 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 2018. (December 2017 Graduates are not eligible)

What will happen after I nominate?

The selection committee will review all nominations and select 10 amazing women-identifying 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.

We are now accepting nominations for the Sage Project class of 2019! 


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