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Cultural Centers Welcome Fair Promotes Involvement, Identity and Inclusion
Members of the campus community are invited to the annual Cultural Centers Welcome Fair today from 4 to 6 p.m. on the Shaw Quad. The rain location is Goldstein Auditorium in 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; Syracuse University Office of the Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer; the SUNY-ESF Chief Diversity Officer and Student Diversity and Inclusion Office; La Casita Cultural Center; the Office of Engagement Programs in Hendricks Chapel; and the Slutzker Center for International Services. Representatives from these offices, as well as more than 40 organizations and departments, will also be tabling.
The fair welcomes new and returning students, faculty and staff from the Syracuse University and SUNY-ESF communities each year. During the fair, attendees 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.
“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. There will be inclusive activities, and food will be a barbecue with gluten-free, kosher, halal and vegetarian/vegan food options. There will also be ice cream, with non-dairy options available. A sensory break room is available in the Noble Room of Hendricks Chapel.