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We invite you to become a
CCSU Compassion Partner

Background About the Compassion Campaign

The CCSU Compassion Campaign is an initiative of the Forum for Contemplative Practices. The impetus for this drive began last year when, Western Connecticut State University announced that it had become a University of Compassion during the visit from His Holiness the Dalai Lama to its campus.  The Board of Regents subsequently approved the creation of a Center for Compassion and Creativity on Western’s campus to promote dialogue, research and collaboration across academic disciplines and within the community.

Why should CCSU become a University of Compassion?

Humanity continues to face enormous problems including terrorism, violence, extreme poverty, and environmental deterioration. Even in our own state of Connecticut, with strong and vibrant communities, we are home to pockets of extreme poverty, epidemic levels of drug and alcohol addiction, sex trafficking, and one of the most horrific school shootings in the world. CCSU needs to take a leadership role to find solutions to these serious problems. Becoming a University of Compassion promotes CCSU’s mission. An increased focus on others’ well-being builds a strong community of learners and enhances citizenship and cultural/global awareness.

Become a CCSU Campus of Compassion Partner

Take action by having your student club, group, department, or committee apply to be a partner. Your group’s name will be listed as a partner on the CCSU Campus of Compassion website.

Send Partner Application to:

Tina Rice, Department of Design
Vance 409

CCSU Campus of Compassion Presidential Committee

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"There is ever-increasing data that show when we care for others and feel close to them, we improve our own health and even our longevity."
James Doty, M.D. – Professor of Neurosurgery at Stanford University School of Medicine and Director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education