CSU supports nonviolence as an active struggle for peace and justice. We support those who respond to prejudice with tolerance, to arrogance with humility, to ignorance with knowledge and to humiliation with dignity. We aim to empower our students and staff as social change advocates with knowledge, innovation and a real sense of community. We commit to a pledge against violence in order to bring about positive change in the communities within which we work and study. The International Day of Nonviolence is marked on 2 October, the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, leader of the Indian independence movement and pioneer of the philosophy and strategy of nonviolence.