Being kind, especially in today’s world, is an easy, tangible way to show someone
that they matter and you appreciate them. When we engage in kind acts, we are giving
back to those around us. And that is priceless.
During the Week of Kindness, students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to take moments out of their days to show kindness in their own ways. Some choose to write notes, open doors, or spend time with someone who needs it. Others treat strangers to a cup of coffee or lunch. Many volunteer in our local community.
This year, in addition to supporting random acts of kindness across campus, Western Carolina University is hosting a series of events that are free and open to students and the community.
MONDAY, APRIL 4 - Dance Class on the lawn
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6 - Yoga Class on the lawn
THURSDAY, APRIL 7 - Guided Meditation with Chad Hallyburton via Zoom
FRIDAY, APRIL 8 - Speakers Series on Kindness
We hope to see you attend and participate!
See below for photo highlights from last year’s Week of Kindness initiative.
Brian Boyer, a residential case manager, conducted a kindness class where his ‘Band of Brothers’ students had to perform a random act of kindness within 30 minutes and inspire the recipient to pay it forward.
Paws even made an appearance during the week to help keep the momentum going.
Every act, big or small, makes positive change. We are so proud of all those who participated and who demonstrate kindness not only for one week, but every day on campus and beyond.