20th Annual (Virtual) Diversity Symposium, October 19-23, 2020

Thank you!

The Office of the Vice President for Diversity and the Diversity Symposium Planning Committee extend their deepest gratitude to all of the presenters, moderators, planning committee members, and attendees for supporting and attending the 2020 Symposium. This milestone year marked 20 years of the Diversity Symposium, and our community showed up to make it the most-attended Symposium ever — and it was all achieved in a 100% virtual environment.

While this year’s Symposium was unlike any other, the 2020 Planning Committee worked hard to ensure it was just as impactful as always. Through a variety of live Zoom sessions, prerecorded videos, powerful keynotes, and dozens of opportunities for learning, our community came together to engage with the critical topics of diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice. THANK YOU!


Diversity Symposium Contact:

Alicia Sprague
Program Coordinator
(970) 491-6544

About the Diversity Symposium

Beginning in 2001 with a one day event, the Diversity Symposium has now grown into a week-long conference featuring dozens of 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.

Diversity Symposium 2020 – Presentation Recordings

All educational sessions, keynotes, presentations, and pre-recorded content is now available through the following links. Thank you for supporting the 20th Annual Diversity Symposium!

Please note: human-generated captioning transcripts are still being created for the keynote presentations. Once the transcripts are available, we will replace the YouTube captioning files with these more accurate resources. If you would like to request additional captioning for any other sessions (beyond the computer-generated captioning provided by YouTube), please email us at diversity@colostate.edu.


CSU Inspire

Identity and Diverse Perspectives

Race, Racism, and Whiteness

Supporting Students

Equitable and Accessible Classrooms and Environments

Institutional and Systemic Lenses