Pacers Work Together to Make Their World Better
Aiken, SC (11/25/2018) — The University of South Carolina Aiken Student Government Association has challenged each member of the student body to do five random acts of kindness in one month.
Just before the holiday of giving thanks, student leaders on campus teamed up with Affect the Culture as part of the non-profit's "Better" campaign.
"We have partnered with the USC Aiken Student Life and Student Government Association to launch the "Better" campaign on the USC Aiken campus as an initiative to engage the student body in social accountability by playing an active role in impacting and shaping the norms of today's society and the culture of the future," said Darius Robinson of Affect the Culture.
Robinson says his organization believes the culture in society today can be changed by showing love, kindness and respect to one another. To that end, USC Aiken SGA and Affect the Culture have asked Pacers to perform five random acts of kindness during a 30-day period. Once complete, the students are asked to share their experiences on social media and then challenge their social media friends and followers to do the same.
"This campaign is important because in today's chaotic social and political climate, it is important to spread positivity and kindness toward fellow humans," said Brandon Eberl, USC Aiken student body president.
"USC Aiken served as the pilot university for the "Better" campaign and the "5 Random Acts of Kindness" challenge with the hope of spreading these initiatives to other universities and community partners across the state and eventually across the country as well."
Those taking the kindness challenge may choose to share their experiences through words, photos, or videos posted on social media platforms.
"We share our experiences not to be seen but to inspire," Robinson said.