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The spirit at James Madison University is special.  Ask any student or alumna and they'll tell you so.  In years past it's been called "The Spirit of Blue Stone Hill," "The Madison Way" and "The JMU Way."  In his inaugural speech on September 17, 1999, President Rose described it as "all together one."

By whatever name, this special spirit is the unique closeness that binds Madison community members with one another.  It is a feeling of caring, a commitment to working together, a dedication to learning.  There is a comaraderie on the campus that is rarely - perhaps nowhere else - found at a university the size of Madison.

Since Dr. Rose introduced it, the class of 2002 placed all together one in their class ring design, numerous student groups around campus employ all together one has become the official university theme.  Plus, Omicron Delta Kappa, the National Leadership Honors Society, created an all together one community gathering, which takes place every spring semester.

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