Category: Orientation Programs as an Integral Support Service

Fostering Diversity by Building Relationships at New Student Orientation

Thursday, Jun 1
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Table 63

This poster will demonstrate the use of multiple activities which foster diversity by building relationships during the orientation process. Leave with an understanding and in-depth knowledge of cultural awareness amongst other individuals in society within the United States.

Allison Forbes

Student Affairs Manager
Virginia International University
Fairfax, VA

Allison Forbes is the Student Affairs Manager at Virginia International University. She has co-developed the Leadership and Mentorship Program with her supervisor Dr. Bahceci. She has also created the Student Imitative Program which provides extra support to students and faculty. She has also assisted with developing the sports club program at their university. Besides working in the Student Affairs department, she also teaches Psychology courses part-time. Previously, Allison worked as a Student Success Coordinator and as a full-time Psychology Instructor.