The purpose of UConn Praxis is to advance a public interest agenda and give students the skills and opportunities to practice effective citizenship. On campus and in the community, on local, state, national, and international issues, we investigate social problems, come up with practical solutions, convince the media and public to pay attention, and get decision-makers to act.
The mission of UConn Praxis is to empower, activate, inspire, and serve the interests of all UConn students. Our namesake “Praxis” denotes our founding principle of putting activist theory into concrete action. We are a student-directed, student-funded advocacy group that tackles complex social issues pertinent to civil, social, and economic human rights, equity, and accessibility in our local and global communities. We provide training, resources, and opportunities for passionate students to identify issues within their communities and work together to address them effectively. In serving our mission to practice transformative justice, UConn Praxis operates as an independent Tier-III organization committed to building a more equitable society for all identities.