Multicultural groups mingle with students at Mosaic Mixer

Free food was given out to the first 500 students with their ID's. Cole Tompkins | Multimedia Editor

By Meredith Howard | Staff Writer

Baylor held its annual Mosaic Mixer at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the SUB Bowl and offered free food to the first 500 students who attended with their Baylor IDs.

A variety of cultural organizations were recruiting at the event, including the NAACP, Black Student Union, Korean Student Association, Greek organizations and more.

Hewitt sophomore Bo Ryung Lee, a member of the Korean Student Association, said she was excited to recruit new members for her club at the mixer.

“It’s a really nice way to get to know people and there’s so many different types of people; if you want to try out something new and get to know about other cultures, then it’ll be a great association to join,” Lee said.

Aledo freshman Lydia Barron said she attended the event to learn more about different organizations and to get to know people. She said she is interested in joining a volunteering program that was recruiting at Mosaic Mixer.

“Being here is so exciting—there’s lots of people to talk to,” Barron said.

Many of the groups at the mixer were focused on promoting diversity within their organizations.

San Antonio senior Tia Thomas serves as the freshman action team adviser for Baylor’s Black Student Union (BSU), and she has been a member of BSU for the entirety of her Baylor career so far.

“My freshman year, [the BSU] was definitely a way to encourage me,” Thomas said.

Thomas said she had a supportive mentor in BSU who helped her to feel more welcomed at Baylor.

“It’s always good to know… [as] a minority group to have other people that are from the same type of background and get to be able to empower each other,” Thomas said.

BSU is also hosting the Black Student Welcome at 6 p.m. today at McLane Stadium. Other events this coming week include LatinX Night on Tuesday and Mosaic Asian Night on Wednesday.

Parker, Colo., freshman Haley Morris, who is majoring in health and science studies, also came to the mixer to look into joining new activities. Morris said she enjoyed visiting tables for the American Medical Women’s Association and different sorority groups.

“It’s pretty awesome seeing a whole diverse group of people come together,” Morris said.

Baylor’s Department of Multicultural Affairs offers a variety of programs for students interested in learning more about different cultures. More information to get involved can be found on the Baylor website.