Nu Omega Chi Warms Up Spring With Hot Chocolate

By Jason Lin 

 

   Students are slowly getting into the groove of the new semester after a much-needed break. On Tuesday, Feb. 6, the Nu Omega Chi Fraternity, Inc. hosted a Hot Chocolate Mixer in the Student Center as a way to warmly welcome students back to campus as winter gives one last breath. 

   “The goal of this event is to allow students to kick back and enjoy a calm environment while also networking with fellow students around campus,” Javon Garnett, president of Nu Omega Chi and a sophomore at BC, told The Vanguard. 

   The Hot Chocolate Mixer showcased the elements of comfortability and relaxation while away from lectures. The event consisted of self-serving hot cocoa, along with various chocolate-themed games like chocolate milk-pong and chocolate bar Jenga to create a joyful atmosphere. Aside from enjoying the chocolate deliciousness, another goal was to show resources to students who need help with any issues they face.

   “We hope to educate the Brooklyn College community and point them in the direction of resources that may be available to help them with issues they may face, along with creating a healthy network for people to utilize,” Garnett said. 

   Nu Omega Chi focuses on community service that raises awareness and informs people on topics that are overlooked, such as sickle cell disease and proper child education. The group has two entities, one present in the NYC Metropolitan Colony and the other at the Alpha Chapter at BC. One of their goals for hosting the events is to also raise money for non-profit organizations that work to help patients with the disease.

   “We are raising funds with the help of Sickle Cell and Thalassemia Patients Network, and a night of bowling in order to promote sickle cell awareness,” Joshua Corchado, the vice-president of Nu Omega Chi and a senior at BC, said.

   The goal of hosting an in-person mixer, instead of hot chocolate runs around campus done in the past, was to give club members a chance to talk in-depth with students about their individual goals, and to spread awareness of sickle cell disease in hopes of gaining support from BC students. In addition, the goal of networking was to build community with one another. 

   “I personally would like to see the students engage more in the Brooklyn College community,

come to more events, and meet more people. The connections made in college often turn into

great opportunities later on in life when the students build their careers,” Michel Olivier Policard, secretary of Nu Omega Chi and a senior at BC, said. 

   The club wishes to continue their cultivation of spaces for mentorship and advice, including workshops building professional portfolios and seeking to spread notions of brotherhood, respect, honor, loyalty, and tradition.

   The fraternity has multiple events coming up for BC students to enjoy and learn more about ways to professionalize their skills. Some events include their “Debonair, Dignified, Distinguished Week” a business attire fashion show, as well as multiple resume building workshops.

 

   For more information on the Nu Omega Chi Fraternity, Inc. you can visit their social media profile @alpha.nox13 on Instagram. 

 

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