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The Student Leadership Challenge, 3rd Edition by Barry Z. Posner, James M. Kouzes

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7Commitment #7: Foster Collaboration

Soon after Attiya Latif became the chair of the Minority Rights Coalition (MRC) at her university, there was a spate of hate crimes on campus, including spray-painted hate speech and swastikas. For Attiya the trouble hit home—literally—when a racial slur was spray-painted across the door of her passkey-protected on-campus apartment. It was time to act, she said.

Attiya mobilized the MRC to reach out to other student organizations to create a campaign in response to on-campus hate crimes. Called Eliminate the Hate, the program was envisioned as a way to curb the hate crimes and to provide a united front of peace and tolerance. She brought together members of the MRC, Black Student Lives Matter, the Latina ...

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