University of Wisconsin–Madison

Badgers Spread KINDness!

By: Hayley Rozman, Communications Intern

Welcome back, Badgers!

As a back-to-school celebration and a reminder to “Be Kind,” the Dean of Students Office teamed up with KIND Snacks in a heartwarming KIND Campaign.

Representatives from the Dean of Students Office came together with regional representative and student campus ambassadors from KIND Snacks to make the two-day campaign a success. They also had guest appearances from UW’s Chancellor Blank, Provost Mangelsdorf, and Vice Provost/Dean of Students Lori Berquam to assist in handing out KIND bars and connecting with the students.

Also handed out were Dean of Students Office stick-on phone wallets and individual flowers, encouraging individuals to “Pick One, Pass it On” and share the kindness to make someone’s day.

Over 7,000 KIND bars were handed out—mostly to students, however we did see some faculty and community members come by. There were lots of smiles and enthusiastic comments.

But kindness doesn’t stop there. Want more information? Check out http://news.wisc.edu/kindness-curriculum-boosts-school-success-in-preschoolers/.

The Dean of Students Office is here for you, today and throughout your time on campus. Review the drop-in hours or make an appointment to stop by for professional advice and support regarding a variety of concerns—physical and mental well-being, academic and financial concerns, hate or bias and sexual assault reporting and support, and getting connected to resources on campus. More on the services through the Dean of Students office: https://doso.students.wisc.edu/services