October 14, 2011

Crossroads Retreat helps students overcome obstacles

Emory Crossroads Retreat, sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Programs and Services, is a special off-campus experience for Emory first-year students that focuses on identity, community building and team building.

A total of 73 students participated in the three-day program held over fall break at the Woodland Retreat Center in Temple, Ga.

Students who have attended Crossroads in the past serve as peer facilitators and coordinators, leading all activities and discussions.

"The structured activities, including a low ropes obstacle course and a campus resource panel, create opportunities and a safe space to better understand others and oneself while learning and making lasting friendships," says Donna Wong, director of the Office of Multicultural Programs and Services. "It inspires students to be ambassadors of goodwill and social justice advocates."

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