Some ‘fresh’ faces attracted to Boilerfest

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – Food and music were the focus of a welcome orientation at Purdue’s Black Cultural Center Thursday afternoon.

More than 50 campus groups were represented at the 17th annual Boilerfest.

It’s designed to be an all-inclusive orientation program so freshmen who have just arrived on campus can learn about some of the diverse groups and support services that the university has to offer.

“This is critical because particularly for the African American student community. We want to create a sense of family here, a welcoming and inclusive community,” Black Cultural Center Director Renee Thomas said. “This is our way of achieving that.”

The Center’s theme this fall is Unmasking Blackness Through Rhythm, Culture and Celebration.

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