Berkeley College students stretch it out during Saturday morning energizers at the National Student Leadership Diversity Convention (NSLDC) in Jersey City. The 4-day convention allowed students to learn about diversity and its different facets. (161175)
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Fourteen Berkeley College students explored issues of diversity and leadership at the third annual Student Leadership Diversity Convention recently held in Jersey City, N.J.

During their weekend at the convention, the students learned about current tension issues gaining nationwide attention, such as race relations, gender equality and immigration. The attendees divided into discussion groups to further the learning and bonding experience.

The NSLDC is the largest national gathering of student leaders and advisors that addresses issues of diversity and social justice on college campuses, according to the group. Through workshops, keynote sessions and roundtable discussions, teams of students explore various elements of diversity and how they and their campuses are affected.

In addition to focusing on diversity, the convention gave Berkeley College students an opportunity to branch out and learn about different cultures. Students from across the country attended the convention, helping to bring different perspectives to all discussions. Berkeley College students were also able to explore Jersey City.

Berkeley College has six New Jersey locations: Clifton, Dover, Newark, Paramus, Woodbridge and Woodland Park.