Principles of One Community

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The Principles of One Community (POC) are a shared set of principles between the University and the City. POC acknowledges that the University and the City—and those who make up the two—constitute one community. POC is a project initiated by ASUCD Official, Steven D. Lee. POC was initially conceived ruing the 2007 Summer Session. In Fall of 2007 ASUCD President Kareem Salem commissioned an Executive Task Force for the Principles of One Community, chaired by Lee and composed of representatives of the student body, university and city. A signing ceremony was held on Tuesday March 4th at 1:00 in Freeborn Hall.

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We affirm that the people of the City of Davis and the students, faculty, and staff of the University of California, Davis constitute one diverse community and strive to sustain one that is united and mutually respectful.

In 1905, the University of California established the University Farm—its first students arriving in 1908—adjacent to Davis- ville, founded in 1868 and incorporated as the City of Davis in 1917. The University Farm later became the University of California, Davis in 1959. Following the tradition of a land grant university, UC Davis generates, advances and applies knowledge for the betterment of society. UC Davis continues today to provide unique opportunities and together with the citizens of Davis fosters an informed and dynamic college town community.

UC Davis and the City are partners in building and shaping our community. Together they seek to nurture, foster, welcome and recognize students, faculty and staff as members of the community.
As we celebrate UC Davis’ centennial anniversary and a hundred years of shared history, we reflect upon our past and look toward our future with the following basic principles:

The purpose of the Principles of One Community statement is to further strengthen our commitment to the values inherent in both the UC Davis Principles of Community and the City’s Statement on Principles of Community Tolerance.
Therefore, we affirm these principles of one community and commit ourselves to uphold them in our personal, professional, and community lives.

Drafting

The Executive Task Force that drafted the document consisted of representatives from:

UC Davis Administration

Staff and Faculty

Student Body

City of Davis

Davis Joint Union School District

Members of the public also gave input.

Copies

Several copies of the document currently reside in City Hall (Council Chambers in the rear), Mrak Hall, the Memorial Union (ASUCD Conference Room, CSI office), DJUSD Administrative Office and Shields Library (Near entrance to Main Reading Room/Group Study room area).

Media Coverage

Event/Project Branding

Naturally many joint projects and event are organized and put on in the spirit of the ideals embodied this document. Some events are currently branded as a "Principles of One Community Event" and indeed individuals and groups should feel free to brand their projects/events as such if consistent with the ideals and values of the document.

POC Branded Events:
* Davis Neighbors Night Out

logo.jpgsigningpic.jpgSteven D. Lee shakes hands with Mayor Pro Tempore Asmundson along with Chancellor Vanderhoef, DJUSD President Sheila Allen and HRC Chair Najme Minajah after the POC Signing Ceremony on March 4, 2008group.jpgRepresentatives of the Davis Community along with a copy of the Principles of One Community document

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2008-02-29 11:51:10   I am annoyed that they reduced it to "differences among people" from the original much stronger statement. Bleh. —DavidPoole


2008-02-29 14:14:35   I am annoyed that folks have been lobbying for this instead of...hmmm...I don't know...real change? —AndrewPeake


2008-02-29 15:46:36   So, because David isn't representing anyone but himself, he's not allowed to be in the community of people who organized it. That seems highly hypocritical. —BrentLaabs


2008-02-29 19:56:40   cute —GregWebb

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