The Office of Multicultural Affairs, in collaboration with the Brothers of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. welcomed Fletcher Cleaves who spoke about alcohol awareness, distracted driving and living life without limitations in Watkins Auditorium Wednesday.
Fletcher spoke to the audience about Sept. 10, 2009. He was involved in a car accident his freshman year of college caused by a woman who was suspected to have been texting and driving.
This event left him paralyzed from the chest down. Fletcher said he, in some ways, had to start his life over again.
"I live life without limitations. Giving up was never an option for me. If I give up now, i'm giving up on everyone who has invested time in me," said Fletcher.
President of Iota Zeta chapter of Omega Psi Phi, Rodney Williams, believes this story was very up lifting.
"It was good to see my fraternity brother come out and talk to the community about persevering through hardships," said Williams.
The Office of Multicultural Affairs hoped to ensure that students got a message about responsible drinking and safety before they head off to their Spring Break destinations.
His book is available for purchase at https://www.fletchercleaves.com/book