The Community of Awesome is a group of students including Erin O’Connell, Ruby Smith, Xicheng Zhou, Savannah Votino and Ian Lesnick.
Together with their faculty sponsors, they discuss ways that they can remind the campus community of the positive things around them — whether it be something beautiful or an act of kindness — and how they can spread positive vibes themselves.
The group is a revival of a past movement by the same name that faded as students graduated and it lost support. Back and better than ever now, the group shares positive aspects of campus life through their official Facebook and Instagram pages as part of their positivity initiative, as well as on their blog.
“I always use the hashtag #spreadtheawesome on all of our social media posts because that’s really what we’re trying to do,” Erin O’Connell ’19 said. “We’re trying to showcase all of the events that happen on campus that really celebrate who we are and our diverse community and the super awesome people that go here.”
They are always planning different ways to bring positivity to students — last semester, they waited outside of different lecture halls and gave out candy as other students took their final exams.
You can check out some of the awesome things that the Community of Awesome is sharing on their social media.
Read more: https://news.stonybrook.edu/homespotlight/spreading-the-awesome-one-post-at-a-time/
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
We hope you enjoyed learning about some of the ways Stony Brook University gives back to the community.
With unique educational opportunities, donation drives, cultural events and more, the students, faculty and staff at Stony Brook are proud to share their time, resources and expertise to improve the lives of others.
We look forward to sharing more good news next year.
– Joan Dickinson, Community Relations Director