Multicultural Welcome Receptions
Multicultural Welcome Receptions held at CSU, Chico are a great way to meet new people, build alliances, and learn about different cultures on campus. Many useful resources are provided during these welcome receptions.
Some of these resources include clubs and organizations, student services, communication organizations, local markets and stores, faith organizations, and even medical services.
Because there are so many different aspects of culture, it is important to reach out in every way possible when discussing a person's culture.
For example, some cultures are not comfortable with western medicine or sharing their religion with members of a different religion. As an alternative, resources like faith organizations and medical services are provided during these welcome receptions.
There are a range of welcome receptions to choose from if you are not sure which one fits your schedule, including: Asian, Black, Bienvenida, Native American, LGBT, Veteran, and Re-Entry.
I attended the Asian Welcome Reception Sept. 14 at Selvester's Café by the Creek. During the reception, free food was offered, and representatives were present to promote their clubs and organizations.
The Asian Welcome Reception was great for discovering ways to reach out to the community, joining an organization or club, networking with people of different cultures, and making a few new connections valuable to students and their academic career.
Delta XI Phi is a multicultural sorority that strives for women in higher education and is based on community service, sisterhood, and friendship.
Epsilon Sigma Rho is a fraternity that recognizes every ethnicity and culture, so someday we all respect one another as a person regardless of one's race, color, and religious beliefs.
There is also the Filipino Student Organization. Their goal is to promote and educate CSU, Chico students, faculty, and the surrounding community about Filipino culture and customs.
These are just a few examples of how culture at CSU, Chico is having a positive effect to the new generation of students, members of these clubs and organizations, and also faculty.
For more information, please visit http://www.csuchico.edu/diversity/, or contact the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at (530) 898-4764.