MUnited Promotes Club and Inclusion With Cupcakes

Jason Hauze, Staff Writer

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In an attempt to promote the club and its mission, MUnited hosted a free cupcake sale in Bank’s Student Center August 28.

The event took place from 12 to 2 p.m., but the cupcakes disappeared by 12:30. Students were able to pick either a chocolate or vanilla cupcake and add any kind of sprinkles.

The club also gave out other free goodies like sticky note pads, plastic sunglasses, stickers, and pronoun pins.

The program and club is run by Linh Nguyen, Manager of the Multi-Cultural Inclusion Initiative, who said the goal of the event was to get the club’s name out there and let people know this is a group for both students and faculty.

“The student group, just like any student club, is to provide support for a group of students that either identify as LGBTQ or those who identify as allies,” she said.

The club gives its students and faculty an opportunity to meet and socialize with, according to Nguyen. She also said it may help them learn more about the LGBTQIA+ community and how to provide better support to its members.

The club’s original name was Ally, but a decision was made to change the name to MUnited upon gaining new leadership. Nguyen said the name change does not change the club’s mission or  goals.

Nguyen said the club is working even harder this year to provide a safe space for people of all sexual and gender identities at the university.

 

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