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.
UConn Praxis commits to responsible, equitable, and intersectional activism that serves the interest of all UConn students. We are aware that the issues we work on affect intersections of race, ethnicity, class, and gender in compounding ways and understand the responsibility we hold in advocating on these issues. We as members of UConn Praxis and the UConn Community are here to listen to, support, and celebrate the diverse backgrounds, identities, and experiences of all students.
We aspire to empower, activate, and inspire student activists of all backgrounds and identities and give them the tools to make change here at UConn, in the community, and on the state level. Even as a non-partisan organization, we take necessary action on policies affecting the lives of students.
This commitment is essential to our organization and our campaigns, and will continue to be followed by specific and consistent actions to ensure we are serving our mission to practice transformative justice and tackle complex social issues pertinent to civil, social, and economic human rights, equity, and accessibility.