Finding facts related to TCU’s Race and Reconciliation Initiative could be the ticket to travel for four students.
The Campus Quest, a two-hour scavenger hunt, starts at 4 p.m. Friday. Students are encouraged to team up and fan out across campus in search of 25 key sites related to the work of the RRI.
“The event is open to any and every student who wishes to engage,” said Dr. Frederick Gooding Jr., RRI chair.
The winning team will receive four American Airline vouchers, each valued at $250. The quest is meant to engage to students with the RRI, an academically-based historical inquiry into TCU’s relationship with slavery, racism and the Confederacy.
RRI is working with the Student Government Association Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Multicultural Greek Council, Independent Greek Council, National Pan-Hellenic Council, Interfraternity Council and Panhellenic Council on the quest.
The quest requires teams of one to four individuals to register via TCU Engage by Thursday.
“Reconciliation is not just for Black, Indigenous and People of Color,” said Gooding. “TCU’s history affects us all -therefore we might as well face it and embrace it rather than erase it.”
Gooding said the scavenger hunt is part of an “effort to generate student interest in our shared TCU history and heighten awareness about Reconciliation Day, which will take place on April 21, 2021.”