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Advocacy and Service

Get inspired and stand for something bigger than yourself through one of William Woods’ advocacy and service-based student organizations. Take a stand for what you believe in and fight for causes across the world and right here in Fulton, Missouri. Get involved with one of the following organizations and learn what it means to serve with purpose.

International Justice Mission

William Woods International Justice Mission (IJM) desires to create a community of students who are knowledgeable about the world's social injustices and have the passion to fight against them. William Woods IJM provides a way for students to affect change on the world's injustices through advocacy, fundraising and awareness. Its purpose is to help secure justice for the victims of slavery, sexual exploitation, and other forms of violent oppression.

Contact: Katie Johnson
Advisor: Allan Ensor

Queers and Allies

The mission of William Woods University Queers and Allies seeks to foster respect of all individuals through the understanding of social misconceptions. They work together to have active, stimulating, and supplemented conversations about current social issues surrounding the LGBTQ community. This organization also serves as a safe space.

Contact: Spencer Rizi
Advisor: Cyndi Koonse

Rotaract Club

The purpose of Rotaract is to provide an opportunity for young men and women to enhance the knowledge and skills that will assist them in personal development, to address the physical and social needs of their communities, and to promote better relationships between everyone worldwide through a framework of friendship and service.

Contact: Baylie Borman
Advisors: Mary Ann Beahon and Marilyn Wellborn

Students for Social Work

Students for Social Work (SFS), is a club dedicated to helping others on the William Woods campus and in surrounding communities. The organization is comprised of Social Work majors, minors, and students from any academic area who are interested in addressing various social issues through education and direct service.

Community direct service is realized through development and implementation of specific projects for local not-for-profit organizations such as the Coalition for Domestic Violence in Jefferson City, SERVE in Fulton, Foster Parents Association, and others. Awareness and education is realized through sponsorship of LEAD events and sponsorship of projects in conjunction with national awareness campaigns.

Contact: Macy Wierschem
Advisor: Elizabeth Wilson

Young Women for America WWU Chapter

It is the mission of Young Women for America William Woods University Chapter to protect and promote Biblical values among all citizens — first through prayer, then education, and finally by influencing our society — thereby reversing the decline in moral values in our nation.

Contact: Veronica Jones
Advisor: Cindy Robb