Submissions Open for Hearts for Campus Project
Spreading Messages in Love and Encouragement, or SMILE, is one of Georgia Tech’s newest student organizations. As the fall semester approaches and students return to campus, SMILE wants to decorate its trees with short, personalized messages from members of the Georgia Tech community.
The project is called Hearts for Campus, and all students, faculty, staff, and alumni are welcome to submit a message. After filling out a Google form, the writer’s message (maximum 250 characters) will be printed onto a white or gold heart and placed on a tree somewhere across campus. Messages can contain a favorite Tech memory, a favorite part of the school, something on campus you miss, or simply a positive or welcoming message.
Submissions are due Monday, Aug. 10, at noon. The project, sponsored by BuzzFunds, has already garnered hundreds of responses, and SMILE hopes to top 1,000 when all is said and done.
“We are excited about this project creating a positive and welcoming environment for those returning to campus in these trying times,” said Adam Lederer, executive director of SMILE. “We think that this is also a great way for those who may not be returning to campus to feel like a piece of their heart is still at Tech.”
Hearts for Campus is also part of Tech’s Week of Welcome for incoming students. Peer Leaders, who serve students in residential communities, will use it as an icebreaker and reflection activity during their first hall meeting. Learn more about Hearts for Campus here.