The Diversity Symposium Planning Committee is now accepting proposals for the 2021 Diversity Symposium, being tentatively held October 25 – 29, 2021.

Due to the ever-changing nature of the pandemic and the uncertainty regarding events in the fall, the Planning Committee has decided that the 2021 Diversity Symposium will be held in a virtual setting. 

The selection committee reserves the right to select sessions which align with the mission and vision of the Office of the Vice President for Diversity.

All proposals, including a session abstract and a presenter bio, are due by Friday, June 11, 2021. 

Diversity Symposium Session Proposal Application
Diversity Symposium logo, including several shapes and colors spelling out the word diversity

Proposal Submissions

We ask presenters to consider trending topics of diversity in higher education; BIPoC communities and support; anti-racism initiatives and efforts; Trans and non-binary communities and support; current national and international dynamics; and topics directly relating to diversity initiatives at Colorado State. Sessions will be selected based on the criteria below:

Session criteria

  • Creativity is important in presentation style, format and title. Consider that participants will have a wide variety of learning styles. Highly participatory sessions are generally better received; please remember to include time for discussion.
  • Attendees at the conference will consist of traditional and non-traditional age college students, community members, faculty, and staff. Please be sure to designate your target audience.
  • Priority consideration will be given to proposals that cite peer-reviewed academic sources in the development of session content.
  • Please note, session windows are 90 minutes in length. 

Diversity Symposium Contact:

Alicia Sprague
Program Coordinator
(970) 491-6544