Now more than ever, we believe kindness is essential in uplifting compassion, connectedness, and courage to advocate for our common humanity. The goal of Mason Chooses Kindness is to ensure that there are ongoing activities/resources for our Mason students, faculty/staff, alumni, and community to explore, engage in, and most of all, have opportunities to spread kindness.

Mason Chooses kindnessMission: Create and sustain a kindness revolution at Mason.

Vision: As Mason Patriots, we change the world one small act of kindness at a time.

Mason’s Definition of Kindness: Intentionally engage in positive action that is friendly, caring, and compassionate towards self and others.

Mason – A Well-Being University: At Mason, we believe that we thrive together with shared success as one of our core values. Our goal is to evolve as a model well-being university, providing a place for all members of our Mason community where everyone thrives while contributing to others’ well-being.

Mason students, faculty, staff, and alumni: Do you know someone who is kind and compassionate? Nominate a friend, colleague, or yourself to be a Mason Chooses Kindness Ambassador! Learn more about the ambassadors program here. The nomination period for this academic year runs from September 11, 2023 to October 10, 2023.  Use the nomination form here!
During that time, use the creative ideas in the calendar below to put kindness into action! Click here for a map with live links to explore.

Mason Chooses Kindness fall 2023 calendar

“We believe that young people are uniquely positioned to create this kinder, braver world because they are filled with hope, compassion, and a commitment to community, and they are defined by diversity, inclusivity, and distinct perseverance that makes them powerful beyond even their own wildest imaginations.” – Lady Gaga

Mason Nation, share your stories of thriving together through kindness! We want to know about ways you’ve put kindness into action or experienced kindness from someone else. Use the hashtag #MasonChoosesKindness on social media to inspire our Mason community with your posts!

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