By Makenna Mays
The Franklin College Pride Alliance will host its first-ever scavenger hunt next Thursday to help students, faculty and staff learn about the LGBT community.
“We spend the first half of the semester learning about the LGBT community, and the second half implementing what we have learned,” said Michelle Rojas, senior and FCPA president.
Rojas said the hunt will help students do both.
There will be five booths around campus labeled L, G, B, T and Q+.
At each booth, a FCPA member will give a short presentation about a topic related to LGBT issues.
At the booths, clues will also be given about where to find the next letter. After all the letters have been found, participants will be entered to win a prize.
Freshman Simina Mansfield said she’s excited about the idea of a scavenger hunt and is interested in participating.
“It seems like a cool way to learn,” Mansfield said.
Rojas said she hopes that this will be a fun and easy way for people to be educated about the LGBT community. She thought about location of booths in terms of convenience for students.
“We wanted it to be accessible so students could just stop by on their way to class,” she said.
Rojas said this gives students an opportunity to learn about the community in a more relaxed and casual way, unlike learning in a lecture or classroom.
The scavenger hunt is Nov. 19 from 6–8 p.m. between the library and student center. All students, faculty and staff are invited to participate.