Diversity is a crucial aspect for a successful university, which is one of the reasons we incorporated "Diversity" into P.R.I.D.E. Week.
"Diversity and Community" Day, on Thursday, was represented through many great events. Residential Programs presented a Map Activity - "Represent Your State or Country," as well as "Music of Many Cultures." The Fitness Center encouraged the P.R.I.D.E. Principles through a P.R.I.D.E. Basketball Shootout with five different hoops, each designated to one of the five Pride Principles.
It was exciting to see, how diverse Hofstra is. The Map Activity clearly represented the immense variety of cultures. Looking at the map, there were almost more stickers on foreign countries than on the U.S. as a whole.
Diversity makes us grow as individuals and creates new communities. Be open-minded and think globally, while staying true to your descent and acting locally. That is what makes a great community.