Faculty, staff, and students attended the Office of Multicultural Affairs’ (OMA) Native American & AAPI (Asian American and Pacific Islander) welcome reception.
“I wanted to see if there was other, you know, meet other Asians around campus,” said a mechanical engineering freshman, Sean Bui, “…Not many people showed up, but I still got to meet some other people.”
The Office of Multicultural Affairs chose to organize their welcome receptions to be targeted at specific groups this year. The director, Takeshia Brown, said the purpose of this particular welcome reception was to allow others of similar backgrounds to know that they weren’t alone.
“[The welcome reception] was pretty fun. I enjoyed it,” said the second attendee and sophomore music performance major, Justin Fullem.