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!
For more information,
contact Dr. Sine Anahita, the club's faculty advisor.
SoC Club Students Donate Race Proceeds to IAC SART Program
SoC Club students Jessica S., Megan R., Britta H., and Brittany L. along with IAC
staff delivering race proceeds. May 2015
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."'