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Rebecca Arcos
Rebecca Arcos

 

What is your favorite spot on campus and why?

The Multicultural Center and the parks blocks. I love these two spots because every day you will have the opportunity to interact and meet someone new from a different country, culture, ethnicity or religion than your own and be able to talk and learn from one another. 

What’s your best memory from you time at PSU? 

Helping and being involved in Las Mujeres and M.E.Ch.A. I had the opportunity to meet other Latinos/as on campus as we worked together to organize events and create awareness of issues affecting the Latino community, women, and policies around immigration.

Can you briefly describe your experience with diversity on campus?

I had the opportunity to interact with and become great friends with many Muslim women that practice the religion of Islam. I was glad to have met them because we had great discussions and learned a lot about the religion I practiced as a Christian and the one they practiced as Muslims. 

What is the most important thing you learned at PSU?

Aristotle said “It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” I live by that at PSU—no matter what I do, who I meet, where I go, it’s very important to have an open mind in order to go far in life. 

How are you involved in campus life outside of your classes?

During my two years at PSU I was involved as co-coordinator of Las Mujeres, a member of M.E.Ch.A, and in the Trio SSS/EOP program. Every Wednesday I also attended the International Coffee Hour at the MCC where I was able to meet some great friends and learn about the students from around the world. 

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