Burritos and Conversation Kick Off OME’s Fall Programming

Students gathered on the first day of classes to enjoy burritos and conversation at the Office of Multicultural Engagement Photo courtesy of Gettysburg College Office of Multicultural Engagement

Students gathered on the first day of classes to enjoy burritos and conversation at the Office of Multicultural Engagement
Photo courtesy of Gettysburg College Office of Multicultural Engagement

By Miranda Feeley, Contributing Writer

The line stretched around the building at the Office of Multicultural Engagement’s (OME) first event of the academic year, the First Day of Class Food Truck.

The event attracted students of all backgrounds to bond over Soul Burrito in the OME’s backyard; 330 students were served over the course of the evening.

Monique Gore, Director of Multicultural Programming and Outreach for OME, emphasized that the Office’s goal this year is to attract students from every background to participate in events; they want to encourage a dialogue and exchange between all students from all backgrounds, no matter with which groups they may identify.

All events and programs are open to the general student body, such as the Eid Al-Adha celebration this Friday in CUB 260, and the upcoming block of events for Hispanic Heritage Month, running from September 15th to October 15th and kicked off with The Fluffy Movie in the Science Center Room 300, starting at 7 pm September 15th.

The OME does also offer resources for students coming from underrepresented backgrounds and students who are the first in their family to come to college.

There will be Academic Success Workshops for students who want to learn college skills throughout September. Reading Technique workshops will be held on the 5th and 20th, Note Taking on the 6th and 19th, and Time Management on the 12th and 27th. There will also be a panel of alumni who will discuss their experience as first-generation students with a networking reception to follow on September 16 starting at 3pm in CUB 260.

Editor’s Note: A previous version of this article incorrectly stated that the food truck ran out of burritos, when, in fact, OME staff stopped students from getting in line shortly before the end of the event.

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Author: Miranda Feeley

Miranda Feeley '21 is an English Major from Highland Mills, NY, who enjoys writing, painting, and watching Star Trek. On-campus, she is involved with The Gettysburgian, as well as Outerspace and Hillel. She also enjoys shopping for pens, and always wants to meet new people. She can be found on twitter @alt_apostrophe.

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