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FAQ

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Is the SAPIENT Being a non-profit organization?

 

Yes, the SAPIENT Being (Society Advancing Personal Intelligence & Enlightenment Now Together) is a new education based organization approved by the IRS on 4-16-19 as a non-profit 501 (c) (3) charity with tax deductible donation status.

 

Does each type or organization have to maintain a minimum number of members to be considered “active and registered”?

 

Yes, there is a minimum number of members which are 4 for high school clubs, 5 for two-year community college chapters, and 6 for four-year university alliances required to be considered an active and registered SAPIENT Being campus organization.

 

Does is cost to be a member of the SAPIENT Being?

 

Yes, $25 for a lifetime membership, with no renewals. Your payment confirmation email provides your Membership ID # which is a 5-digit number (example: 10021).

 

Where do I locate my membership ID number?

 

Your new membership payment confirmation email provides you with a 5-digit membership number.

 

Is the cost of membership tax deductible? Yes.

 

How are the chapters structured?

 

The SAPIENT Being has 3 types of group categories and collectively known as organizations. The specific type of organization is based on type of school/campus as follows:

 

  • High School groups are known as CLUBS

  • Two (2) Year Community College groups are known as CHAPTERS

  • Four (4) Year College/University groups are known as ALLIANCES

 

Are there yearly dues for each type of organization?

 

Yes, as follows:

 

  • $100 for the CLUB Activism Kit.

  • $125 for the CHAPTER Activism Kit.

  • $150 for the ALLIANCE Activism Kit.

 

Are the activism kits mandatory?

 

Yes, at least one per year.

 

Are the yearly dues for the activism kits for each type of organization tax deductible?

 

Yes, and the deduction goes to the group member making the total Organization Charter Agreement payment for the mandatory activism kit.

 

What are the minimum number of officers each type of organization must have to be considered active?

 

The desired number is at least four (4) officers: a President, Vice-President, Treasurer, and Secretary. However, as few as three (3) are acceptable as long as they include the above officers less a Vice-President.

What are the minimum requirements to be considered an active and registered campus organization?

 

  • ​All members must be registered SAPIENT Being members with a valid membership ID number.

  • Their Organization Charter Agreement form must be completed and submitted with the yearly and mandatory payment for their activism kit each year.

  • They must maintain the minimum number of members, officers and activism campaigns each year.

 

What is the best way to contact the SAPIENT BEING HQ?

 

If you have any quick and short questions and requests for information, it’s best to ask/request them by email at sapientbeing@att. For more detail questions and requests for information, it’s best to ask/request by calling (951) 638-5562 from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM PST Monday through Friday. You can also leave urgent requests/questions after hours and over the weekend, except holidays, and we’ll try to respond within 24 hours. For all non-urgent types of requests/questions, please allow for a 24-48 hour response time.

 

Does the Organization Charter Agreement need to be resubmitted every year?

 

Yes, by June 30th of every year.

 

How many activism ideas does the SAPIENT Being have? There are 8 to start with, and each organization can create new ones on their own with HQ’s approval.

 

How many free downloads does the SAPIENT Being have?

 

We have 8 document type downloads and 6 graphics type downloads that are easily accessible on our website in the Resources page and subpages. Membership is NOT required to download any of them, and they are all free of charge.

 

What are the three SAPIENT Being programs?

 

•    Make Free Speech Again On Campus (MFSAOC) Program
•    World Of Writing Warriors (WOWW) Program  
•    Sapient Conservative Textbooks (SCT) Program 

 

Is the SAPIENT Being Conservative? Republican? Or Right Wing?

Some people ask us: Is the SAPIENT Being a Republican group? No, the SAPIENT Being is nonpartisan.

Others ask: Is the SAPIENT Being conservative? The answer to this question is the SAPIENT Being a “sapient” conservative organization whose purpose is guided by the principles of freedom of speech, viewpoint diversity, and intellectual humility and its philosophical foundation rests on the bedrock of Judeo-Christian values, Western European culture, and American exceptionalism.

 

Historically, these have been considered liberal or “classical liberal” principles—but in a modern comparison to nineteenth century communism, twentieth century socialism, and twenty-first century progressivism—these principles are now considered sapiently conservative.

If someone asks whether the SAPIENT Being is both or either sapiently conservative and classically liberal, the appropriate answer is “yes” to each question.

Still, others equate conservative values with Republican Party identification with right-wing leanings—and liberal values with Democratic Party identification and left-wing leanings. 

Are these assumptions true? No, they are not because conservative and liberal values can—and often times—are separate from political identification. Human beings are complex individuals, so there exist Republicans with liberal values—and Democrats with conservative values—and it’s a serious flaw in logic to assume a rightward or leftward political identity for each based on a presumed leaning or label. 

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