The Fraternity Theta Delta Sigma vortex chapter starts their annual Days of Diversity this week. It is an assortment of educational programs and other activities that advocate consciousness of various diversity topics, according to the Theta Delta Sigma website.
“We think that educating others is the best way to set the best foot forward,” Theta Delta Sigma President Allison Rosaci said. “We can’t expect everybody to be born knowing exactly what is or isn’t offensive, it is a learning process so we try to focus on the education of it but we try to put on programming that is fun and useful for UConn students.”
The events start Monday with an Information Session at 7 p.m. in the Student Union room 132, according to the event flyer. The main event for the semester is the Diversitea which will be on Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 6 p.m. at the Rainbow Center.
“The point is to get people from different organizations and we are also collaborating with Delta Phi Lambda as well as Queers, Asians and Allies,” Rosaci said about Diveristea. “We are going to have a lot of types of tea to drink and talk about what diversity means.”
There will be a LinkedIn Photoshoot from 5-7 p.m. at Beach Hall in room 443 on Wednesday. On Thursday, there will be a screening of Get Out at the African American Culture Center at 8 p.m.
On Friday, Oct. 26, the fraternity will be collaborating with the office of Diversity and Inclusion for Definitions of Diversity from 12-3:30 p.m. in the Student Union.
“We will have little index card where people can write what diversity means to them and we will try to display them somewhere,” Rosaci said.
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