Name of Engagement
Students for Minority Outreach (SMO)
SMO's Mission Statement is: To promote JMU as a progressive and ethnically diverse university. To foster a balance between leadership, social and academic development. Also, to help coordinate programs that encourage students of color to attend JMU and to increase the awareness of minority life at JMU. We are a liaison to the Harrisonburg community through our service projects and we promote diversity and unity with minority organizations and students. SMO was founded at JMU in 1989. It started out as co-committee to the Black Student Alliance and has since grown into a remarkable establishment of young, dedicated, and motivated students, who are eager to promote diversity and to recruit minorities in becoming a part of our JMU family.
Founded on JMU's campus in 1989
Ongoing (Currently in existence, year round)
Areas of Engagement
Civic Engagement, Community Engagement, Engaged Learning