By Jonathan Smith, Managing Editor
After several social clubs expressed a desire to generate more cultural diversity in club, a multicultural council has been organized to look into the issue.
The council, formed last semester, includes members from the International Students Association, Essence of Ebony, Hispanos Unidos, the Students’ Association and social clubs GATA, Tri Kappa Gamma and Pi Kappa.
“Our main focus is to unify our campus by encouraging interaction among the different ethnic and student groups on campus,” said Erin Bricker, TKG member on the council.
Leslie Pickett, vice president of TKG, said she noticed a need for more cultural diversity in clubs last semester and approached several SA members about the idea. She said she found out later that several clubs felt the same.
Pickett said they realized a need for cultural diversity in areas besides social clubs.
“In addition to focusing on increasing diversity among social clubs, we have also encouraged the interaction among these groups to help each other and encourage each other in their endeavors,” Pickett said.
She said one of the main events that has come out of the council’s work was Spring Fling. She said she hopes the work does not stop there.
“As a council we have made tremendous progress, and it has helped us keep in touch with each other’s organizations and the benefit of having each other,” Pickett said. “We know that progress takes awhile, but we know that everything must begin with one step, and we are attempting that at the current time.”
Picket said she is proud of the work done so far and anticipates it to continue.
“This council has already done more than anyone had hoped for,” Pickett said. “Instead of talking about problems on campus, we have addressed them, and currently implement ideas to resolve them.”