Social responsibility is an ethical theory that one has an obligation to act to benefit society at large. Social responsibility is a duty every individual or organization has to perform so as to maintain a balance between the economy and the ecosystem. Equilibrium between economic development, in the material sense, and the welfare of the society and environment must be achieved. It pertains not only to business organizations but also to everyone whose actions impact the environment. This responsibility can be passive, by avoiding engaging in socially harmful acts, or active, by performing activities that directly advance social goals.
The Office of Sustainability has social justice and responsibility as an initiative to remind people that sustainability isn’t just about lowering our energy bills or recycling. We can take it a step further to taking care of our fellow citizens to sustain us on many levels. We become caring people, we work lovingly with others, we share, we volunteer, and we purchase things from companies that take care of their employees. It’s a continuous circle of care.
The layers of social responsibility are deep and varied. We are a very diverse campus and we have the obligation to treat everyone equally, to be ethical members of our campus culture and the greater society. As an institution of higher education we have promised to teach students and send them out into the world with knowledge. Let’s make sure that the knowledge we imbue includes kindness and opening our hearts to others.
NMSU Social Justice
NMSU All Gender Restrooms and Nursing Parent rooms
An important part of Social Justice is treating everyone equally. NMSU has updated many buildings on campus to have all gender restrooms as well as nursing parent rooms. Find them here:
All gender restrooms on main campus
- Activity Center, Rms. 104, 105
- ASNMSU Center for the Arts, Rms. 117, 130, 131, 208, 215, 329
- Campus Health Center, Rms. 100A, 100B, 154A, 154B
- Corbett Center (2), Rms. 139, 141
- Garcia Annex, Rm. 140
- Jett Hall, Rm. 101
- Satellite Chiller Plant, Rm. 105
- Sisbarro Park (to be completed April 2017)
- Speech Building, Rm. 182
- Undergraduate Learning Center, Rm. 131
- Zuhl Library, Rm. 128
Nursing Parent rooms on main campus
- Regents Row, Rm. B100
- Gerald Thomas, Rm. 220
- Zuhl Library Rm. 129
- Business Complex, Rm. 249