Ubuntu kicks off a spring humanitarian project!
A campus shoe drive: Can You Spare A Pair
Millions of people around the world have no shoes. Americans have an abundance. We are collecting as many pairs as we can (Southern Missouri State recently collected 3362 pairs) to be distributed globally. Soles4Souls, formed in 2004, has worked with campuses around the country and distributed 19 million pairs of shoes in over 127 countries, including the USA.
Collection boxes will be available April 25-May 10 in the Commons, SUB, Gym and other prominent locations on campus. All types, sizes, colors of shoes are welcome. Learn more at soles 4 souls
What is Ubuntu
Ubuntu is our guiding philosophy and emphasizes the interconnectedness of being human and living in interdependent communities. We place a high premium on dignity, compassion, humaneness and respect for humanity and each other --- every member of our University community.
Formerly known as Juntura and AADA, the newly formed Ubuntu committee (Spring 2012) is dedicated to promoting the values of respect, understanding, and fairness within our diverse university experience. The committee focuses on the needs of students, staff, and faculty to enhance the experience of academic and work life with particular attention to under-represented groups on campus.
Our committee is made up of four faculty ( one of whom serves as chair), two staff members (one from Staff Affairs), two students ( one of whom belongs to an under-represented and/or under-served student population) and the following representatives from across campus: the ASUI Director of Diversity Affairs, Coordinator of Student Support Services, the Director of Multicultural Affairs, the Director of the Women’s Center, a representative from Human Resources, the Director of Human Rights, Access and Inclusion, the Director of Diversity and Community, the Director of International Programs, the LGBTQA Coordinator, and the Director of the Native American Student Center or the Native American Tribal Liaison.