ONE MSU is the campus chapter of the national ONE.org, a campaign to end extreme poverty in Africa and other countries around the globe. According to the United Nations, every three seconds one child dies from AIDS, Tuberculosis and other preventable diseases. We want to change that.
As a student organization, we are dedicated to raising awareness about international poverty on campus and calling upon our state and federal government to address international poverty issues.
Additionally, ONE MSU competes against other universities from across the nation in the “ONE Campus Challenge.” OCC, as it is called, is a contest in which each university attempts to have the most active and educated campus when it comes poverty issues. Schools complete certain actions that award their schools points. These points then increase their rank nationally. To see the current national standings, click here. Prizes include a free high profile concert, trips to Africa and much more! Be sure to check out the “Make An Impact” page for how you can help!
ONE MSU Executive Board
A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT:
As you may know, the ONE Campus Challenge winner selected this year was the University of Michigan. While I enjoy kicking wolverine butt as much as the next person, I would like to thank you for any and all work you have done on behalf of MSU, ONE and the world's poorest people. While I wish that MSU would have won the contest overall, I think it is important to remember that the REAL winners are those whose voices we cannot hear, cannot see. It is the poorest of the world who are the real winners today.
As our year winds to a close, I hope that you will continue to fill out petitions, tell your friends about ONE and possibly become an executive board member. Simply because the national college competition has come to a close does not mean that the fight against extreme poverty has ended. Since this was our first year of being an official organization, our overall second place position is something that we should still wear with Spartan pride. While U of M won the overall contest due to other activities, MSU obliterated them in mass quantities of voting for our video, showing that we have something that U of M cannot replicate, and that is our community and support of something larger than ourselves.
Thank you again for a fantastic year of impact.
It has been an honor to help make the world a little bit of a better place.
ONE MSU President 2009-2010
Every action you make below helps fight international poverty AND gives our university points! What more could you want?