Celebration of Inclusion

The annual Celebration of Inclusion at Valdosta State University will be held on Friday, September 16, 2022. The celebration will take over the Student Union and will include a student art exhibition, food, a student dance demonstration, a wellness tabling, and the Unity Walk.

Thursday, September 15 marks the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month, and the festivities for the Celebration of Inclusion will include a Hispanic Heritage Kickoff Party. The student dance demonstrations will be Hispanic and Latin dance, and it will also be a theme for some of the food options.

Wellness is also a component of this year’s celebration, and in the Union, students can find information about social, intellectual, occupational, spiritual, physical, environmental, financial and emotional wellness.

Celebration of Inclusion event wraps up outside the Student Union in 2021

Picture above: The 2021 Unity Walk wraps up outside the Student Union

Schedule of Events (Tentative)

10:00am
Location: Student Union
Brief welcome in the Rotunda
Hispanic Heritage Kickoff Party
Student art exhibition behind Starbucks
Wellness information throughout 2nd floor

11:00am – 1:00pm
Location: Student Union
Lunch available on the 1st floor

Noon – 1:00pm
Student Union
Hispanic and Latin dance demonstrations

1:00pm
Location: Starting at the Student Union (intersection of Oak Street and Baytree Road)
Unity Walk
Route: depart the Union on Oak Street and head north. Turn right onto Georgia Avenue, then turn right and come down the Pedestrian Mall through campus. The Unity Walk ends back at the Student Union.

For more information about the Celebration of Inclusion, you can email diversity@valdosta.edu.