Campus Library Outfitted with International Flags Courtesy of the Office of Global Initiatives

There is a new international feel to the Holy Family University Library thanks to the Office of Global Initiatives. The recent, permanent installation, proposed and organized by Office Executive Director Prince Adnan El Hashemite, coincides with the International Day of Happiness (March 20) and serves to unite the diverse populations that comprise Holy Family.

Positioned at the center of the building, the flags are visible from both levels of the library as powerful reminders that the University community has much to explore, learn and identify through the various ancestries, cultures, and heritages that make up the University’s population.

“It is within my strategic plans to internationalize our university and exhibit its global side to the world in every possible aspect, from academic programs and courses to sponsoring international cultural events and facilitating actual engagement in global affairs,” Prince El-Hashemite said. “These flags not only serve to beautify our learning space but also provide a visual of the rich diversity that we celebrate. We also hope that, as we expand the installation, they will evoke a sense of pride and curiosity, and encourage dialogue among our students and staff.”


Jan Giel