NACOGDOCHES, Texas — An event hosted by Stephen F. Austin State University’s Office of Multicultural Affairs will simulate what living in poverty might be like during its Poverty Simulation from 2 to 5 p.m. Oct. 5, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Twilight Ballroom.

“During the simulation, participants will experience some of the daily challenges a family living in poverty could endure during a simulated experience of one month,” Veronica Beavers, director of OMA, said.

The event is sponsored by the East Texas Human Needs Network. Participation is limited, so participants should pre-register by visiting If openings are still available on event day, they will be given on a first-come, first-served basis.

Volunteers also are needed to fill the roles of various community agency and organization workers. Volunteers must complete a brief online training prior to the simulation. To volunteer, visit

For more information, contact Beavers as or (936) 468-1073.