Diversity Symposium 2020

The Office of the Vice President for Diversity is pleased to announce the 20th Annual Diversity Symposium will be held October 19 – 23, 2020 via a virtual platform. 

The 2020 Symposium is FREE and open to all Colorado State University faculty, staff, and students. Unfortunately, the programs are unable to access for parents and families. However, we wanted to share the information with our parents and families for you to encourage your students to participate. The programs offered are great ways for students to engage with campus and find involvement in topics that are important to both CSU and our community.

Registration is required for students and additional information can be found by clicking here. Due to security and capacity limitations, the virtual Diversity Symposium is not available to individuals outside of the CSU community.

While this year’s Symposium will be unlike any other, the 2020 Planning Committee has worked hard to ensure it will be just as impactful as always. Through a variety of live Zoom sessions, prerecorded videos, powerful keynotes, and dozens of opportunities for learning, we are ready to come together as a community to engage with the critical topics of diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice.

About the Diversity Symposium

Beginning in 2001 with a one day event, the Diversity Symposium has now grown into a week-long conference featuring over 50 one-hour sessions relating to diversity and inclusion, cutting-edge research presentations,  a variety of keynote speakers, and a strand focused specifically on educators.

In addition to longer format talks, a highlight of CSU’s Diversity Symposium is CSU Inspire. This featured event brings 5 – 10 TED Talk-like sessions led by CSU faculty, staff, and students and focused on sharing engaging and inspiring initiatives happening on our campus in relation to social justice, in short 8-minute presentations.

This is yet another great opportunity for your student to engage with our campus mission of diversity, social justice, and equity.