This week we’re diving deep into the campus community at Emory University. Here, diversity goes beyond checking a box for race, religion, or gender, understanding that each student is a unique blend of all of this and so much more. We’ve invited seven current students to share about their community experiences, and we encourage you to read them all here.
Lone Tree, CO
Political Science and History double major
Campus Involvement: Diversity Initiative Fellow Office of Admission, Sophomore Advisor in Raoul Hall, Mock Trial Team, NAACP Political Action Committee, Volunteer at the Children’s Hospital of Atlanta
How have you grown or changed by being a part of Emory’s diverse community?
Being here has allowed me to engage with students I would never have meet from my hometown—students from China, India, Nigeria, and other countries all across the world. Talking with them and learning about their backgrounds has been one of my favorite parts of college.
What’s your favorite multicultural celebration on campus?
My favorite multicultural celebration is the COREtural showcase that happens during the CORE program. (CORE is an overnight program for high-achieving high school seniors from underrepresented backgrounds.) Several multicultural dance, step, singing, a Capella, and even poetry groups share during the program. It’s a celebration of the diversity within the Emory community.
How did you know you’d fit in at Emory?
When I walked around campus on my tour and with my parents, I saw students from all different backgrounds, and knew Emory was a place that would celebrate multiculturalism and diversity. All of the students wanted to answer my questions about diversity, and I never felt judged or embarrassed to ask them.