Billiken World Festival
At the Billiken World Festival, international student groups put up colorful booths displaying cultural artifacts and sell ethnic foods from their respective countries. The festival also features live cultural music and dance performances. Previous fairs featured the Japanese Taiko drummers, Middle-Eastern Belly Dancers, as well as dances from Spain, Ireland, and the Philippines. The Billiken World Fair is the first large-scale diversity program organized on campus, with more than 40 different student groups, university departments and over eighteen hundred students coming together in a celebration of culture and diversity.