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The Happiness Project

The Happiness Project is a collaborative effort between the University Activities Commission and the Activities, Involvement, and Leadership Office to promote a campus community filled with happiness.

Mission Statement

We strive to create and spread happiness across the student body and community through three facets: gratitude, kindness, and giving.


Elements of the Happiness Project



Each Tuesday volunteers from the University Activities Commission will target increasing students' gratitude through random activities, give-aways, and conversation starters. Research shows that practicing gratitude increases positive moods compared to individual's who do not practice gratitude. Additionally, people who practice gratitude are more likely to support people and complete acts of service.

"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough." - Melodie Beatty

Intentional Acts of Kindness

Intentional Acts of Kindness

Once a month, the Activities, Involvement, and Leadership Office will coordinate an event to promote kindness. Events align with national holidays supporting encouragement, service, and gratitude. 

"Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you." - Princess Diana

2017 - 2018 Schedule

Driving for Happiness

Driving for Happiness

Each month there will be a donation drive which will be given to local community organizations such as the Eau Claire Area School District or the Beacon House. The donation drives will each last an entire month.

“We rise by lifting others” - Robert Ingersoll

Upcoming Drives:

February: Personal Care Supply Drive

Donated to Campus Harvest Food Pantry

March: Clothing Drive

Donated to King's Closet