UMD Access for All Club to host game night on campus

The Access for All Club at UMD will host the AFA Game Night on Wednesday, Mar. 21 at 7 p.m. in the Kirby Student Center Rafters. Access for All is a student organization that works to promote disability awareness, support diversity at UMD and create social networking and leadership opportunities for disabled students.

Tiffany Cowen, one of four current student leaders of Access for All, said that this will be the first time the club has hosted a game night.

 Leaders of Access for All hope to give all students at UMD the chance to form new friendships with events such as game night. Photo by Krista Mathes.

Leaders of Access for All hope to give all students at UMD the chance to form new friendships with events such as game night. Photo by Krista Mathes.

“I think the goal is just for us as a campus to come together to hang out, have fun, play games, eat tacos and really connect and bond with one another,” Cowen said. “There will be games scattered all over the place and hopefully people will join together have a good conversation with one another.”

According to Cowen, the student leaders of Access for All noticed that there were not many game night events on campus for students to create social networks, which is part of how the club came up with the idea to host one of its own. When asked what the club hopes comes out of the game night, Cowen said that she wanted to promote Access for All while giving students the opportunity to create new friendships.

“Hopefully we have new friendships come out the end of it,” Cowen said. “Hopefully people get a little more understanding of Access for All and our community at UMD and outside in Duluth and just see people come together and making new friendships and bonds.”

Access for All is working to host the third annual All Abilities Dance, which will take place on Saturday, Apr. 13 in the Kirby Student Center Ballroom. Like the upcoming game night, this “under the sea” themed dance will be open to all UMD students and community members.

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