Psychology for Equity, Awareness, and Community Enhancement
Purpose and Mission
The purpose(s) of this organization shall be to provide a supportive environment for students, faculty, and staff from all walks of life to come together to work toward social justice and applying psychology in an evolving and diverse world. Through exposure to empirical literature and subsequent discussions, those involved in PEACE will learn how psychology can be applied to real world problems and social change. More than speaking about change, those involved in PEACE will get out and do something to impact the campus, local community, and broader environment.
Membership in this organization shall be open to any ETSU student, faculty or staff members that are interested in becoming a member PEACE. All student members must be in good standing with ETSU and are required to keep a minimum GPA of 2.0.
In the 2022-2023 academic year, PEACE hopes to develop collaborative initiatives focused on community development, harm reduction, and diversity. If you have questions about PEACE events, how to join, or would like to receive updates from PEACE, please email us at email@example.com.
President- Alex Dismuke
Vice President- Ridge Jaco
Secretary- Mary Jo Hedrick
Treasurer- Jessica Templeton
Social Media Coordinator- Tess Simpson
Events Organized and Supported by PEACE (2022-2023)
Participated in a tabling event with other organizations to support transgender and LGBTQ folks
Put together necessity bags to distribute to the local unhoused population after hosting a donative drive.
- Participated in the university's Student Organization Fall Fest
- Hosted a clothing donation drive for ARCH
- Participated in tabling for the university's Buctainment student organization showcase day
- Hosted a PEACE fundraiser at local Mexican restaurant
- Hosted a watch party for The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
- Hosted a listening event for the Appodlachia episode on Black Life in Appalachian Coal Towns
- Hosted a Yoga Nidra session
- Hosted a virtual discussion hour with author Neema Avashia about her book Another Appalachia: Coming Up Queer and Indian in a Mountain Place
- Sponsor a bulletin board on the fourth floor of Roger Stout
- Hosted a trauma-informed training
In 2018, PEACE organized a student-led seminar titled "Revisiting Racism: Two Years
After the Gorilla Incident" to help facilitate a conversation about race and racial
tensions in our region and nation. The seminar was later recognized as the "Outstanding
Multicultural Program" at the 2019 Summit Celebration at East Tennessee State University.
If you have questions about PEACE events, how to join, or would like to receive updates from PEACE, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.