Counseling Services, The Suicide Prevention and Education Task Force, the Dean of
and Greek Life Council are pleased to announce:
"Southern's Random Acts of Kindness:
Every Kind Act Can Help Save a Life."
Did you know that kindness is contagious? Research shows that one small act of kindness
can inspire a community of kind movements. In fact kindness is connected to wellness
in many ways. We are proud to invite you to join the Kindness Initiative of Southern
Connecticut State University. The goal of this initiative is to foster positive relationships,
increase student-faculty morale and essentially build a stronger campus community,
where everyone can feel appreciated.
What exactly is a
random act of kindness?
"A random act of kindness is a selfless act performed by an individual or group with the sole intention of making someone happier. This can be done by doing something unsuspecting and kind, providing encouragement, thanking them for their efforts or lifting their spirits with positive affirmations."
How can one person make a difference?
It's simple...you can do so by:
offering a smile or a hug
being a good listener
classroom by always being bright and enthusiastic
classroom by always being supportive of and helpful to the others
in the workday by being someone we can count on for an answer, or to step up
by being someone we can count on to do the right thing
by being thoughtful and kind (eg. hold the door for someone, give up your parking spot!)
if you try to make someone laugh
if you care what the campus looks like and help to keep it clean
if you offer to help when you notice someone needs help
if you speak up when someone makes a hurtful joke
if you step in to deflect an insult or help someone out of an embarrassing situation
if you graciously accept an apology from someone instead of retaliating
if you take the time to thank someone who has helped you