June 24, 2024

ASPIRE to Kindness – SGA Tabling Series Nov. 1-10

A mid-semester moment to remember what matters brought to you by SGA:

During the first two weeks in November, UMW’s Student Government Association will be tabling across campus from Jepson to Combs to host in-person discussions on a variety of topics, culminating in mid-November with World Kindness Day. Students, faculty, and staff are invited to learn what SGA does, voice any concerns, issues, or opinions, or just stop by to say hello. Look for the tables in the afternoons starting Nov. 1 through Nov. 10.

The dates and locations are:

  • Nov 1st – Jepson Hall, 3-5 p.m.
  • Nov 2nd – Campus Walk, 3:45-5:45 p.m.
  • Nov 3rd – Monroe Fountain, 3-5 p.m.
  • Nov 8th – HCC, 3-5 p.m.
  • Nov 9th – Cedric Rucker University Center, 3:45-5:45 p.m.
  • Nov 10th – Combs Hall, 3-5 p.m.

Among the tabling topics will be an ongoing conversation about applying our ASPIRE community values throughout our everyday words and actions, from our studies in the classrooms, to how we engage in our extracurricular activities, and to our interactions with each other in-person and online. ASPIRE which stands for accountability, scholarship, personal and institutional integrity, inclusive excellence, respect and civility, and engagement emerged from the combined voices of our entire community: students, faculty, staff, and alumni. With ASPIRE, we agree — together — about what is most important to us as members of the University of Mary Washington, including a commitment to our community, to supporting one another, and dedication to the free expression of ideas.

We must take responsibility for upholding the values to which our community is committed at all times. One example where this plays out is over social media with posts that are contrary to ASPIRE, including antisemitic, racist, bullying, and mean-spirited messages. These comments are harmful and impact us all. Let’s re-commit to doing our part to create the warm and welcoming community for which Mary Washington is known and celebrated.

It is in this spirit that we invite you to take a moment, pause from social media and your daily routine, and join us in-person at these tabling events to share your thoughts and embrace a moment of kindness.

For more information about SGA, visit our Instagram @umwsga, or email us at sga@mail.umw.edu.

Sincerely,

Joey Zeldin, UMW SGA President, 2022-23

Jaylyn Long, UMW SGA Vice President and Senate President, 2022-23