Speed dating featured at Week of Welcome

By: Jenny Mendoza

In the spirit of Week of Welcome, both Gentlemen Organized For Achievement and Leadership (G.O.A.L.) and Ladies with Emphasis on Achievement and Distinction (L.E.A.D.) hosted a speed dating event.

Speed dating is exactly what it sounds like: a one to two minute opportunity to meet someone new at Xavier. The event, which was featured for Xavier’s Week of Welcome, was open to anyone who wanted to come out and make a new acquaintance, and not necessarily for the purpose of making love connections. Speed dating took place at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 1 in the Gallagher Student Center (GSC) atrium on the ground floor.

Both G.O.A.L. and L.E.A.D. wanted to give people a more intentional opportunity to meet new people before school and classes get into full swing.

Darnell Miller, student advisor of G.O.AL., hoped students gained something from the experience.

“We really hope that participants make two or three new friends through attending speed dating,” Miller said. “We’ve had success in the past with this event. It’s traditionally brought out a really diverse crowd. We expect to see a similar, if not better, turnout.”

Roughly 40 people participated in the event. For those interested in participating in G.O.A.L. and L.E.A.D., check out the club pages on OrgSync.