Do you have high school students interested in learning about diversity and social justice as it pertains to their individual identities and institutionally? Are your students interested in exploring the definition of diversity and what it means to be inclusive? If so…

We invite you and your Colorado high school students to participate in the 2017 High School Diversity Conference. This conference is designed to highlight the topic of diversity through experiential learning and innovative practices. The High School Diversity Conference will take place on Tuesday, March 28th at the Lory Student Center on CSU’s Fort Collins Campus. The goal of this event is to provide high school students with a safe environment to challenge stereotypes and biases; develop an appreciation and understanding of diversity; and empower individuals and organizations to build vibrant, diverse and inclusive environments.

Each year a variety of sessions are held to explore issues surrounding race, socioeconomic status, gender, physical abilities, religion, national origin, and sexual orientation.The sessions are designed to develop and enhance diversity, awareness, knowledge, and leadership skills for students in the 9th through 12th grades. So, bring forth the young minds of Colorado and give them the opportunity to further educate themselves on the constantly changing demographics of the world.


Registration to attend the 2017 High School Diversity Conference is now open.

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More Information

Please continue to visit our website for updates and registration information.  If you would like more information about the conference or have any questions, please contact Wendy True at (970) 491-4718 or via email or use our online contact us form.

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017
Lory Student Center, Colorado State University
*Tentative Agenda*


8:00 – 8:30 AM               Arrival/Check-In and Breakfast

8:30 – 9:15 AM               Opening

9:30 – 10:30 AM             Session 1 *Each session will be offered twice.*

10:45 – 11:45 AM           Session 2

12:00 – 12:30 PM           Wrap-Up Session

12:30 – 1:30 PM             Lunch

Red Whistle BrigadeMembers of the red whistle brigade hold their whistles out in a circle over their group banner

The Red Whistle Brigade is a group of students who are responsible for providing educational programming in the areas of gender socialization, sexual violence prevention, healthy relationships, sexual health and more!

Students who wish to join the Brigade must first successfully complete WS 397 – Intro to Gender-Based Violence in a US Context. This 3-credit class is offered each spring and is open to any CSU student.

Using traditional facilitation, film screenings, flash mobs, photo booths, plaza days, street theater and more, the Red Whistle Brigade uses peer education to interrupt oppression on campus.

Session Registration

*Attendees should expect to sign up for sessions at check-in on the day of the conference*

Each session is an hour in length and will be offered twice.

Registration for 2017 Diversity Conference is now open! The registration deadline is March 17, 2017.

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