Rylee Seavers | Broadcast Reporter
Yesterday, Baylor students gathered on the Vera Martin Daniel Plaza for this year’s Mosaic Mixer.
The event, which happens every year, is hosted by the Office of Multicultural Affairs and showcases a variety of Baylor organizations.
“The purpose of the event is just to welcome new students to Baylor and also it’s for returning students just to get to know the different organizations they can get plugged in to,” said Kristin Koch, graduate apprentice for the Office of Multicultural Affairs. “Out department really wants students to embrace their own culture, as well as celebrate different cultures from their own.”
Koch said they work to make the event as welcoming and accessible as possible by hosting it in a central part of campus and providing food from local restaurants. She said celebrating campus diversity is central to the event and the purpose of the Office of Multicultural Affairs.
Various departments and student organizations like the Baylor Counseling Center, Baylor Student Government, and multicultural fraternities and sororities were present at the event.
“Mosaic Mixer is all about making Baylor students feel at home and finding a place where they can be able to show their ideas and showcase what they have and just make this a community and make everybody welcome,” said Alexandria Holden, El Paso senior and president of Gamma Alpha Omega.
Bad weather forced the event to move to the Barfield Drawing Room at the Bill Daniels Student Center. Baylor President, Dr. Linda Livingstone, and Vice President of Student Life, Dr. Kevin Jackson, spoke to students briefly. Ten student organizations performed dancing and singing acts before a panel of judges in the Mosaic Mixer showcase.