Our Values

We, at the Student Environmental Resource Center (SERC), condemn the recent acts of violence against the Black community, as well as the historic systemic racism and oppression that has allowed such acts of brutality to persist. Our center is rooted and grounded in values of community, love, and justice, and we rise in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and our Black community members, neighbors, students, staff, and faculty. Read our full official statement here: SERC Anti-Black Racism Statement 

SERC VALUES

Conscious Impact | Equity and Inclusion | Community Engagement | Student Sovereignty | Bold Imagination

Conscious Impact

SERC exercises mindful decision-making in its efforts to achieve environmentally and socially just outcomes

Equity and Inclusion

In order to maintain authentic relationships and avoid tokenization, SERC provides environmental and social justice programming and resources to create a space that values the perspectives and narratives of marginalized and underrepresented students

Community Engagement

In order to foster a sense of belonging and develop individuals into change-makers, SERC builds and strengthens relationships and interpersonal ties through deliberate, sustained outreach and open communication to the environmental community

Student Sovereignty

SERC honors student agency by providing support for students to create their own, self-governed sustainability programming

Bold Imagination

SERC provides necessary resources for creative problem-solving to encourage students to question the status quo, interrogate the current realm of possibilities and barriers, and apply their ideas through sustainability projects and initiatives