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Campus Community Invited to Cultural Centers Welcome Fair
Members of the campus community are invited to the annual Cultural Centers Welcome Fair on Thursday, Aug. 30, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Panasci Lounge of the Schine Student Center.
The event is sponsored and organized by the Disability Cultural Center; the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Resource Center; the Office of Multicultural Affairs; the SUNY-ESF Student Diversity and Inclusion Office; La Casita Cultural Center; the Office of Engagement Programs; and the Slutzker Center for International Services.
The fair welcomes new and returning students, faculty and staff from the Syracuse University and SUNY-ESF communities each year. During the fair, the campus community will have the opportunity to meet the staff and students working in the cultural centers and learn about the offices’ services and programs. Attendees can also connect with the cultural organizations, departments and offices tabling.
A slide show and videos will be shown at the event highlighting robust programs and student involvement in these offices. Image descriptions of the slides are available on the event’s Facebook page.
The event will also feature performances by the Black Reign Step Team, among others.
“This is a great time for students to meet and become involved with organizations where they can celebrate their identity and learn about new cultures,” says Disability Cultural Center Coordinator Kate Pollack. “The aim of the event is to be inclusive to all people and to celebrate the many different cultural identities on campus.”
American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation will be provided, as well as gluten-free, kosher, Halal and vegetarian/vegan food options. A sensory break room will also be available.