You may have noticed the music in the air this month as you walked across campus on Wednesdays. IU South Bend has had multiple events celebrating Hispanic Heritage, from live music to fellowship this month.
On Sept. 14 in the University Grill, Misel Vasoli of the Student Counseling Center and the Latino Student Union, led an open invitation event to listen to and share stories about strength and success from Latino Titans.
“This is a DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) event, separate from the Wellness one, however equally important as the Student Counseling Center is also working on providing more mental health access and reducing stigma to students of underrepresented populations,” Vasoli said.
Stories from first generation students discussing their journey in education so far and the expectation that they and society had for their academic capabilities was eye opening. Strength and pride were evident as students and faculty came together to support each other. It was a privilege to have been able to be a part of this event that supported growth, heritage, and pride in the IU South Bend community.