The Stand Out Alliance, in partnership with UIW’s student organizations and in accordance with the University of the Incarnate word mission statement, aims to educate individuals of all sexual orientations and gender identities to become concerned and enlightened citizens of the global community. The Stand Out alliance is committed to educational excellence in the context of the University of the Incarnate Word community. The Stand Out Alliance will support students and the members of the organization in the search for the communication of truth, thoughtful innovation, care of the environment, community service, and social justice. In harmony with the University of the Incarnate Word Mission Statement, the Stand Out Alliance welcomes all students of diverse backgrounds, in the belief that their respectful interaction advances the discovery of truth, mutual understanding, self-realization, and the common good.
- The SOA will exist to educate students and faculty at UIW on the diversity, equity and inclusion of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and/or Questioning, Intersex, and Asexual and/or Ally (LGBTQIA+) students, faculty and staff.
- The UIW SOA will serve students and faculty at UIW by providing a means of communication and programming regarding diverse sexual orientations.
- The UIW SOA will assist the Office of Mission & Ministry and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion to foster a sense of community among students and advocate for LGBTQIA+ students at the University of the Incarnate Word.
- The UIW SOA will complete community service to help the LBGTQIA+ Community. Local organizations that could be beneficiaries include the San Antonio PFLAG chapter, The Pride Center of San Antonio, The Thrive Center supporting homeless San Antonio youth, and Sage U.S.A.