Blend is a student-founded organization that is led and governed by University students. The University of Alabama has a history of cultural division; today we have the opportunity to embrace our diversity and work to bring campus together for long-term, sustainable change. Blend’s mission is to increase dialogue among students, faculty, and administration about social issues to move forward as a community. Blend hopes to promote genuine intercultural relationships. This group believes in giving each member of the UA community the chance to share their stories and perspectives and to act to change the status quo.