World Culture Expo Celebrates Student Body Diversity

Written by Madison Bannister, Schmidthorst Communications Intern

expo1The Dean’s Council for Diversity and Inclusion (DACODI) highlighted the diversity of the Schmidhorst College of Business student body at the World Culture Expo on Nov. 16.

Members of the Chinese Language Club, the Vietnam Student Association, the Muslim Student Association, the Japanese Club, and the Korean Club created informative poster boards for the event and treated attendees to foods representative of their home countries and cultures.

DACODI member Lance Parker, a sixth-year student pursing a BSBA specializing in Accounting and International Business and a BA in Asian Studies with a minor in Japanese, shared that he hopes to make this a yearly event to promote as many cultural organizations on campus as possible.

“We wanted to create a space where different international culture organizations could gather to educate and build relationships with other students on campus,” said Parker.

expo2Council Organizer for DACODI Brianna Collins, a junior marketing and finance major, said the turnout for this year’s event was great, even given COVID-19 complications. “We had roughly 100 students in attendance,” said Collins. “It was a very interactive event, with students trying cultural foods and engaging with the student organizations present.”

DACODI continues to promote diversity and inclusion in the Schmidthorst College of Business by educating students and providing visibility to other cultures. “Creating an atmosphere where students can gather to eat international food, have conversations on culture, and learn how to get further involved with these diverse organizations is a goal that DACODI has going forward,” said Parker.

Updated: 12/10/2021 09:52AM