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Mission Statement
MISSION:

The mission of Clovia is to provide a sisterhood for former 4-H women to come together in a living situation, which promotes the life skills originally learned as part of their 4-H experience.

GUIDING PRINCIPLES:

The following life skills serve as guiding principles for the young women living and learning at Clovia.

1. Positive Self Concept

Clovia women have the opportunity to leave the university with the self-confidence that few other campus living groups provide. In a climate of support and care for each other, the sisterhood of Clovia provides women an environment in which to grow into adulthood and survive in the "real" world.

2. Leadership and Decision Making

On a daily basis, cooperative living provides Clovia women the opportunity to develop leadership and decision-making skills that impact both her and her sisters. Leadership skills are developed while serving as an officer or on a committee. Decision-making skills are developed while cooking a meal, repairing a broken item, overseeing budgetary and general expenses for the house, or accepting new members into the sisterhood.

3. Healthy Relationships

The sisterhood and the cooperative living aspects of Clovia give the women the unique experience of learning both social and work-related skills. Relationship skills and an ability to work with diverse individuals are developed and serve throughout a member's life.

4. Community Concern

Members of Clovia actively participate in professional and community organizations and learn how individual actions impact the whole. Giving for the benefit of others is necessary to maintain a strong community.

5. Inquiring Minds

Members of Clovia are required to meet high academic standards. The women are rewarded for scholarship and academic achievement as they maintain membership in Clovia.

Based on the "Principles of Clovia" written by the Founding Members in 1931.

 

 

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