SUNY Broome Counselor Deb Hibbard will be hosting Ask! from 11 a.m. to noon on Thursday, February 11, in the Baldwin Gym. This program was designed to help people become more culturally aware of their surroundings as a part of Civility Week.

Ask! allows students and faculty alike to ask questions to various people representing different groups and parts of the community. Attendees will have the chance to interact with Pagans, Christians, Muslims, athletes, lesbians, nerds, African-Americans and many more groups, asking any questions that they want, including those that may feel awkward or socially inappropriate outside of this program.

The main focus of this program is to help people gain a better sense of their community and all of the members in it by simply allowing people to be open with one another. In case you have never had a pressing question to ask, there will be some questions presented for you to ask the representative. Although everyone is different and no whole community can be represented by one single person alone, this program is going to give insight into the representatives’ experiences as they are seen through that label.

As attendees go from one station to another, they will have a civility passport that will be stamped at each station. Once the passport is filled, the attendees will be entered into a raffle and will be eligible for some cool prizes. There will also be a ball pit to hang out in and enjoy as you help contribute to a more culturally aware SUNY Broome.

So come out and support SUNY Broome as it helps the campus grow culturally. Come and positively contribute to a better and more civil SUNY Broome!

Buzz reporter Victoria Estell is a SUNY Broome student.