In recent years, ETSU has seen a rise in international students, and in turn, a rise in representation of their various cultures on campus.
At the Multicultural Expo on Wednesday Sept. 14 from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., The Office of Multicultural Affairs will be honoring these cultures. It will take place on the third floor of the D.P. Culp University Center in the ballroom.
This event was made possible by the Multicultural Affairs Office. The organization believes that engaging and educating students on diversity is vital for the mind to grow. They promote pride and respect for each and every culture. Also, they work with other organizations to ensure that events are all-inclusive and are compatible with different cultures.
The Multicultural Affairs office provides services includes counseling, academic advisement, educational opportunity and of course, social gatherings such as the Expo.
The Multicultural Expo is an event aimed at incoming freshman and and current students, hoping to promote student interest in different cultures by promoting their organizations and activities. Talents and entertainment will include African and Hispanic dancing, calligraphy, henna tattoos, Origami and more.
The Multicultural Expo is more than a gathering aimed at stressing diversity. The real effort is to allow students to be exposed to more of what ETSU has to offer in order to better their ETSU experience. University organizations and programs will also be present at the expo, such as the study abroad office.
During the two and a half hour gathering, students can experience the gospel choir perform as well as the Chines Scholars talents.
“We want to get more people involved,” said Laura Terry, the director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs. “We want students to get more acclimated.”