One of UCF’s goal is to become more inclusive and diverse. Rosen College of Hospitality Management Student Life, in collaboration with other offices and student organizations, facilitated Spring events that included promoting and understanding diversity awareness and to educating students in business etiquette.
The Office of Student Life and Rosen students’ Event Management class provided a “Cultural Celebration” with entertainment and food from four different countries: Brazil, Morocco, China and Haiti. Students donated money for Haiti Relief in exchange for a chance to win Chili’s, NBA City and Hard Rock gift cards or Wet ‘n Wild tickets.
Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA), a registered student organization at UCF, and Rosen Student Life provided an “Etiquette Diversity Luncheon” for approximately 30 Rosen students. Julie Dern, PCMA, taught the students proper business etiquette and inclusive communication in respect to diversity. Goodwill donated clothes for ‘what to wear’ demonstrated by three student models in a fashion show. In addition, faculty and staff demonstrated ‘what not to wear.’
“We wanted to help students understand that you can dress to impress inexpensively,” said Tiffany Greenis, assistant director for Student Life.
Rosen Student Life is in the Division of Student Development and Enrollment Services.