Sarah Young-Church

Being at UW-Superior has made me realize how much I should appreciate the support systems I have here and back home.

Everything will be OK in the end. If it's not OK, it's not the end. – John Lennon

Pronouns – They, Them, Theirs

Sexual Identity – Asexual

They say you can’t have your cake and eat it too, but Sarah Young-Church has proven to herself that it can be possible to have it all.

“UW-Superior was the most affordable option for me, and that’s the main reason why I chose to study here,” Sarah said. “Once I was on campus I liked it so much because there are so many options for a small school.”

Sarah had only been at UW-Superior for a few months before finding out how great the community can be.

“All of my classes and all of my instructors are amazing,” Sarah said. “They care about you and take the time to get to know you. With the small community, you get to know so many more people.”

Coming from a bigger city, Sarah had to get used to all of the familiar faces and having class with more of the same people, but now it’s given her a new perspective.

“Being at UW-Superior has made me realize how much I should appreciate the support systems I have here and back home,” Sarah said. “The support I have here with the Gender Equity Resource Center is nice. I have a mentor there, and they always make sure I’m doing OK.”

With support from others, Sarah has also realized new aspects.

“I’m a lot stronger than I thought I was. I didn’t expect myself to come as far as I have,” Sarah said. “The acceptance on campus and making sure everyone feels welcome is very empowering.”

Having the confidence to step outside and do more, Sarah’s naturally adventurous personality has founded a love for getting out and exploring in the Twin Ports.

“I’ve been tubing, rock climbing and kayaking,” Sarah said. “I can’t wait to backpack the Superior Hiking Trail, go skiing and go camping with Superior Adventures. I just want to do everything!”

In the future, Sarah plans on using a major in Social Work to work with foster kids to help place them in a good home. Sarah has always wanted to work one-on-one with people, and is excited to see how UW-Superior will help make that goal a reality.

The Gender Equity Resource Center (GERC) works to create a safe environment within the campus community and provides programs and resources that empower students of all genders and sexual identities to have a successful college experience. If you’re a member of the LGBTQ+ community, contact them today to see how you can bring even more diversity to UW-Superior.