William C. Jason Fellows
William C. Jason Fellows honor
“Who is William C. Jason?” you might ask. Jason was Allegheny’s first black graduate, class of 1888. He dedicated himself to hard work and educational access, and even went on to become President of Delaware State University! Jason spent his teens trying his hand at several different vocations, namely as a printer, barber, and even shopkeeper at the age of 18 before he became a Gator. As President of Delaware State University William Jason was known to accept any student at the college, even if they could not afford tuition, as long as the student was dedicated enough “to work his passage.”
Intercultural advocates are the student-led advocacy and response team for bias and other incidents that occur on campus that significantly impact any marginalized population within our campus community. They also assist in the educational pieces of Allegheny Bound for first-year student cohorts. Advocates receive extensive training regarding the College’s bias response protocol, group facilitation, and support services available for students as well as leadership development.