Sexuality and Gender Awareness (SAGA)

SAGA is a group for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, plus (LGBT+), and straight students who want to support each other, share fellowship, and learn together. We meet weekly over pizza and seek to foster a welcoming, safe, and educated community.


About Calvin College and LGBT students.

Gender-inclusive restrooms on campus

Full map here.
Individual buildings here.

These are single person restrooms, available to anyone.

Get involved

SAGA warmly welcomes new members. SAGA has opportunities for students to be members, educators and leaders. Contact Julia Smith to learn more.


  • LGBT+ (A peer led workshop offered in the residence halls)
  • You are Loved Campaign
  • Various speakers on topics connected to sexuality and gender

If you are LGBT+ or straight at Calvin...

Calvin seeks to be a safe place for LGBT+ and straight students to grow and learn. We affirm that a student can be Christian and LGBT+. It is our mission that all students will find a place at the college where they can be shaped for work and worship in God's kingdom. SAGA works to foster a climate where that is possible and every student can learn about sexuality, gender and relationships in light of their faith.

Helpful resources

Here are few of the many campus resources to aid students in their journey:

Faculty/staff advisor(s)

Julia Smith

Julia Smith

Coordinator for Student Support & Sexuality Programming
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