FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 18, 2007
The College of Charleston was officially declared a campus of ONE at this evenings Student Government Association Senate meeting.
The ONE campaign sought out the College of Charleston and approached the Student Government Association this past summer. Student Senators Alex Eichler and Russ Richardson brought the bill before Senate to make the campus ONE. ONE: The Campaign to Make Poverty History, is a new effort by Americans to rally Americans – ONE by ONE – to fight the emergency of global AIDS and extreme poverty. ONE is an unprecedented bipartisan American movement and part of a fast growing global movement to make poverty history.
President George Benson and President of the Student Government Association Whitney Hinds signed the declaration proclaiming the College of Charleston be a ONE CAMPUS. Jesse Pruitt, a student of the college and promoter of the ONE campaign was in attendance.
The ONE Campaign seeks to raise public awareness about the issues of global poverty, hunger, disease and efforts to fight such problems in developing countries. Monies raised throughout the school year by student organizations including the Student Government Association will be donated to ONE.
The College of Charleston is a nationally preeminent, public liberal arts and sciences university located in the heart of historic Charleston, South Carolina. With a student population of approximately 11,500 students, the College is known for its small-college feel blended with the advantages and diversity of an urban, mid-sized university. Founded in 1770, the College of Charleston is among the nation’s top universities for quality education, student life and affordability. For more information, visit www.cofc.edu.
Contact: Skylar Stetten