By Marissa Castro
Tuesday evening Texas State’s Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion welcomed Hispanic students for a night of networking with organizations, food and music.
Some freshman and transfer students at Texas State have mentioned that attending college can be a bit overwhelming when it comes to meeting new people, therefore the university’s Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion held a reception Tuesday evening at George’s Bar located in the LBJ Student Center. The event was hosted by two Texas State student organizations, Latinas Unidas and Hombres Unidos.
The gathering was held to make the transition easier for new and incoming students in hopes to help them meet new people and hopefully get them involved with on-campus organizations. Hispanic Business Student Association Vice President Marilu Lira tells us more on why its important to join an organization as a freshman.
“It’s definitely good to join an organization, get involved and just build yourself throughout college and have something to look back on and something to look forward to because there comes those opportunities and it’s all based on what did you do from the beginning as soon as you came into Texas State,” said Lira.
Not only do these events help students get involved and meet new people but they also help inspire. HBSA President Rebecca Recio tells us how joining an organization helped her.
“Being in an organization has helped bring out more in me, and I’m one of those people that are kinda shy but once I do and get out there, I’m glad I did and I’m glad I’m able to socialize with these people and try to help these people out,” said Recio.
The event was filled with anxious students just waiting to meet new people. The reception provided food such as chips and queso, traditional Hispanic games and music. Not only did students get to dance, eat and play but they were able to network. There were more than 10 different Hispanic student organizations and leaders eager to meet and greet, hoping that they made that transition easier for new students in just one day.
Texas State Hispanic Welcome Night