The I.G.N.I.T.E. Intercultural retreat was an eye-opening experience. It was a weekend in Oregon, IL with Elmhurst College students from various backgrounds and interest groups who shared their stories, beliefs, and dreams. All was for the idea of embracing diversity and it’s benefits to the college campus. We delved into why we felt that the campus isn’t benefiting fully from the diversity already and devised plans for awareness.
Board members of the World Language Club, Black Student Union (BSU), H.A.B.L.A.M.O.S., and Asian Club of Elmhurst (ACE) were in attendance. Other groups in the retreat included members from the Presidential Leadership Academy (PLA), Student Government Association (SGA), and one from men’s soccer team (shout-out to Shawn Braxton!). #UnitedNations.
The retreat made people anticipate Culture Fest, a day filled with ethnic cuisines, fashions, and performances on the Elmhurst College Campus. We brainstormed ideas for promoting the program as well as marketing from cultural restaurants. It’s on April 24 and I can’t wait! If you are wondering when the next intercultural retreat is, contact Roger Moreano in the Students Activities Office!