There are many events that take place throughout the year that reflect the diversity of Babson's campus.
The MLK Legacy Day is an annual celebration that allows the community to reflect on the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The community is invited to nominate community members who have shown leadership in the promotion of the ideals of Dr. King. An essay and speech contest also is held to provide community members with the opportunity to express their reflections of the works of Dr. King. Keynote speakers for the event have included Naomi Tutu and John Edgar Wideman.
Student organizations put together the annual Multicultural Fair which allows students to demonstrate their many talents by showcasing music, dance, and foods that represent their backgrounds. This energetic celebration may include traditional Indian dancing from AMAN (South-Asian Student Association), step dancing from the Black Student Union, traditional Asian food from BAPSA (Babson Pacific Student Association), and a display of the history of women at Babson from the Women’s Advisory Council.
You never know what student organizations are going to plan, and the best part is you are more than welcome to bring your own experiences and ideas to community events. The Hillel Organization celebrated the end of Shabbat with a Middle Eastern dinner, candle making, and short havdalah ceremony. OPEN sponsored a “day of silence” in recognition of National Coming Out Day. HOLA worked with several other offices on campus in order to bring Academy Award-winning actress Rosie Perez to campus as the keynote speaker for National Hispanic Heritage Month, and the Black Student Union sponsors an annual “Apollo Night,” an energetic talent show where the audience gets to choose the winner. Other clubs and organizations that promote diversity on Babson’s campus include the Babson Italian Culture Club, Babson Korean Student Association, Babson Thai Student Association, Babson Islamic Organization, Euroclub, the Russian Club, and many more.