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Blends of Traditional Heritages (BOTH)

B.O.T.H Group photo 2019

A Biracial Discussion Group at Penn State


About BOTH

Blends of Traditional Heritages (B.O.T.H.) is a discussion group for students of biracial or multicultural backgrounds, with close attention on topics that hold relevance for students with one parent of African American descent and the other parent of White, Asian, Hispanic, or other ethnic background. 

This is an identity-based group, meaning only students who identify as biracial or multicultural may attend. Additionally, information disclosed during these private meetings is considered confidential.

Our Goal

Members of B.O.T.H. enjoy the supportive environment and openness of members in exchanging opinions, offering support, and learning from each other's perspective of the biracial/multiracial experience. The group has a hand in determining the agenda every other week. Viewing documentaries and films, taking part in activities that promote conversations about contemporary topics or current events that impact their world view, and socializing (barbecues, bowling, game nights, etc.) are just a few of the many activities.

Contact Information

If you would like to participate in BOTH, or get more information about the program, please contact:

Diane Farnsworth - Email: dgf1
Multicultural Resource Center
220 Grange Building
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: (814) 865-1773 Fax: (814) 863-0704

Links to Biracial/Multiracial Resources
(Independent Websites)

  • Anomaly - documentary of people of mixed racial heritage
  • Mavin - The Articulate Journal of the Mixed-Race Experience
  • The Multiracial Activist - journal covering social and civil liberties issues of interest to biracial/multiracial individuals

University and College Resources with Websites

B.O.T.H. Meeting Schedule

  • BOTH meets biweekly, Sunday evenings, from 7:30 - 9:00 p.m.
  • Meetings are held during the fall and spring semesters, only.

For specific information of BOTH meeting dates and times, please call Diane Farnsworth at 814-865-1773, or Email: dgf1.