What makes someone unique? To quote noted philosopher Dr. Seuss; “Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than you.”
That being said, it can be assumed that just being yourself, with your interests and goals, can guarantee you a spot in the unique club. Nevertheless, we polled our incoming class of 2013 with the question, “What is the most unique thing about you”, and there were some common themes of uniqueness.
Most responses made reference to cultural, ethnic, and ancestral heritage.
Our incoming students are from all over the world and are proud of their heritage while at the same time wanting to experience diversity in all forms. The office of multicultural affairs is dedicated to provide the resources necessary for all students to express and explore culture and identity… so feel free to bring your cultural baggage to share!
In second place were references to physical characteristics… you know, red hair, birthmarks, monkey feet, etc.
“As we grow as unique persons, we learn to respect the uniqueness of others.” -Robert Schuller