Spotlight on Diversity

By: Crissi

The Simon Community boasts a diverse student body.  Given today’s global market place, building an international network is crucial to advancing your career.  Simon capitalizes on the international experiences of its student body to build cultural awareness for all students.  This includes educating students on business customs, language skills, and key features of countries throughout the world. One of the most direct ways this occurs is through the club SimonUnited and their event Broaden Your Horizons.

In seeking to build the broader Simon community by celebrating differences, SimonUnited has done a commendable job.  The Broaden Your Horizons program that is held quarterly has become one of the most popular events here at Simon.  They have also supported a variety of events that help foster inclusiveness and community at Simon.  From hosting panels to highlighting differences, all of us at Simon can be immensely grateful to SimonUnited for strengthening our institutional fabric through promoting understanding and tolerance.

Recently, the Office for Faculty Development and Diversity at the University of Rochester recognized SimonUnited as the November 2010 “Spotlight on Diversity”.  This was highlighted in a university-wide publication; you can read all about it in Spotlight Diversity.  Simon is proud not only of its diverse student body, but also of the spirit of cultural curiosity and sharing of one’s heritage that is fostered within the Simon community.

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