Community Dinner to discuss division on campus

Madeline Diamond, News Editor

A group of both Independent and Greek-affiliated students who represent various organizations on campus will host a community dinner entitled “Extending an Olive Branch: Building Community among Non-Greek and Greek Students” on Feb. 11 at 5:30 p.m. in the Center Room of the ELC.

“In a nutshell: We are motivated by our desire to have an honest and open conversation about ways in which, together, we might improve the social atmosphere on our campus. This being our motivation, we feel it’s important to provide a forum where BU students can come together with others from diverse backgrounds—individually and organizationally—to speak openly regarding the social atmosphere on our campus,” a collective group of students and faculty organizing the event said.

Some of the main topics that the group will discuss are the divide between Independent and Greek-affiliated students, how organizations are perceived by others, and how students can feel welcomed on campus.

“This divine dinner and conversation is important for numerous reasons. But you’ll have to come to the dinner to find out the nitty-gritty details. In the meantime, our guess is that, at some point or another, you’ve wondered—on your own, or with your friends—about any or all of the following,” the student group said.

The organizing group noted that they hope students gain a new understanding of the different aspects of students’ social experiences, a new perspective on diversity on campus, and ideas for improving the University’s social scene.

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