Students of Change (SoC) Club
The Department of Sociology has a student-led club, Students of Change (SoC) that organizes campus-based lectures and activities that highlight social problems and sociological understandings. The club meets monthly. All majors are welcome!
Recently, the SoC club co-sponsored the Passionate Politics Pizza Party, a recent student forum on campus diversity, and a sociology movie and discussion night on the film The Sessions. The club also co-sponsored several National Issues Forums deliberative discussions on the topic of the future of higher education. In 2014, the SoC Club hosted the Fairbanks premiere of the new film Inequality for All in Schaible Auditorium.
For more information, contact the club's faculty advisor, Dr. David Kadanoff.
SoC Club Students Donate Race Proceeds to IAC SART Program
In April 2015, SoC Club students organized the Run for Respect 5k fun run/race. The race intended to highlight sexual assault and raise funds for local victims during April, which is Sexual Assault Awareness month.
In an article printed in the UAF Sun Star, SoC Club president Brittany Luckman stated, "'Alaska holds the highest rates of sexual assault. As of 2011, the reported crimes say that 31 percent of women in Fairbanks experienced sexual assault, and 57 percent experienced intimate partner violence, sexual assault or both.' All the funds from Run for Respect will go to Interior Alaska Center for Non-Violent Living (IAC), according to Luckman. She says IAC is the only shelter of its kind to provide these services in the Interior of Alaska. With only minimal funding available, IAC provides secure shelter and immediate safety for women and their children who are experiencing domestic violence or sexual assault."'