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Student Activities at VIU are designed to give students a chance to try something new, increase their interests and meet new people. Students are encouraged to participate in these social, recreational and cultural activities as a means to gain a well-rounded education at VIU and to have fun!

Please take your time to check out the Student Activities links on the left of the page. Also, stay up-to-date with activities by checking email announcements or fliers posted around campus.

July: Muslims Ramadan Festival 2015

We held our first VIU Diversity Luncheon Series: Muslims Ramadan Festival on July 20, 2015. The purpose of the event was to educate students about the Muslim faith and the significance of Raman in the Muslim culture. Dr. Bilgin opened the event by talking about diversity and why it is important. We then had a guest speaker, Jena Luedtke, the Director of Interfaith and Intercultural affai…

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September: Hispanic Heritage Month 2015

Student Affairs held its second VIU Diversity Luncheon Series 2: Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month on September 24, 2015. The purpose of the event was to educate students about the Hispanic culture. We had a guest speaker, Michel Zajur, Founder and CEO of the Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce talked about his family immigrating from Mexico City to Richmond VA. He also shared how hi…

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November: Celebrating Diwali-The Festival of Lights 2015

Student Affairs held its third VIU Diversity Luncheon Series 3: Celebrating Diwali-The Festival of Light on November 12, 2015. The purpose of the event was to educate students about why people celebrate Diwali. To open the event, Dr. Ramesh Ravella talked about Diwali and the significance of the event. We then enjoyed listening to the song Kamal Kuchawhich was sung by Krishnaveni. The st…

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