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Mar 7, 2014

The Spirit Rock Tradition

Disability Awareness Week 2012 group of students painting the Spirit Rock.
Group of students paint the Spirit Rock for DAW 2012.

by Tyler Rich and Troy Fultz

A rock by any other name would appear as dull as it is hard. However, the JMU Spirit Rock is not just any rock. Unveiled in 2011 on the Festival Lawn, the JMU Spirit Rock has come to be known as an endearing symbol of all that is great about JMU.  It's frequently painted in loud and vibrant colors and is a place where people and organizations can converge to spread their messages and inform others of important things going on around campus. 

The Office of Disability Services is no different. We love the rock and what it represents, which is why our office will be kicking off our fantastic week of events by decorating the Spirit Rock!  Each year before Disability Awareness Week, we meet up and paint the rock in our week's colors.  All are welcome to join in as we try to splatter, cover, and celebrate through paint our enthusiasm for Disability Awareness Week! No artistic ability necessary, just an enthusiasm for equality.


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