By: Chavez Ortiz
SHIPPENSBURG, PA- the Multicultural Student Affair of Shippensburg University hosted their third annual Black Experience Tribute (B.E.T.) on Thursday evening. Multicultural student affairs has celebrated black history month for 25 years and have recently started to recreate modernized events to celebrate the month of February. This event was hosted in Memorial Auditorium on Shippensburg campus for three years now to celebrate black history month. It was a free event for Shippensburg students and three dollars for the general public.
The B.E.T. is a collection of programs put together by the students of Shippensburg to show the struggle and progression of being black in America. The assistant director of the Multicultural student affairs; Kapri L. Brown said, “the struggle is being black in America.” She went on explaining why they celebrate black history month with events like the Black Experience Tribute. She stated, “it gives students a chance to celebrate who they are because being black is not a bad thing and it gives students a chance to celebrate that and educate the campus.”
Multicultural student affairs held one other event following directly after the Black Experience Tribute. The event was a panel for LGBTQ students to express their thoughts and feelings on being whatever sexual preference they are in America. The Multicultural student affairs does an extraordinary job bringing students of multiple backgrounds together on Shippensburg campus hosting many events year round for anybody to participate.