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  Diversity Symposium
In 2001, the very first Diversity Summit, “Undergraduate Student Retention and Diversity,” was held for a select number of invited Deans, Department Heads and Directors. The summit took place off the CSU campus and lasted for only one day. In 2002 the Summit opened its doors to the CSU and Fort Collins Communities but still only took place for a day. The 2004 Diversity Summit, “Grounding Ourselves in Diversity: Data, Dialogue and Direction for the Future,” marked the first all-inclusive diversity conference with faculty, students, Front Range Community College, Aims Community College, University of Northern Colorado, Athletics, Colorado State University Police Department, Poudre Valley Health Systems, Fort Collins Area Chamber, Northern Colorado Mortgage Company, and a State Representative presenting workshops or participating in events. As the evident need for discussion about Diversity at Colorado State University grew, the one day summit evolved into the three day conference that it is today. The conference themes have changed with the times to spark discussion about Diversity. Specially selected presenters lead workshops or host panels to create a safe place for conference attendees to explore issues surrounding race, color, gender, disability, religion, national origin, economical standing, sexual orientation. Each Conference hosts inspirational and provocative guest speakers that address each theme. In the past, invited guests include Monfort Professors such as poet N. Scott Momaday, actor and activist Edward James Olmos, John Amos, Mae Jemison, the first African American woman in space, and Henry Cisneros, former Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development
Age, Culture, Different Ideas and Perspectives, Disability, Ethnicity, First Generation Status, Familial Status, Gender Identity and Expression, Geographic Background, Marital Status, National Origin, Race, Religious and Spiritual Beliefs, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Socioeconomic Status, Veteran Status
Conference/Forum/Symposium, Education/Training
CSU general community, CSU undergraduates, CSU graduate students, CSU faculty, CSU staff, General/public communities
9/23/2015 to 9/25/2015
Ria Vigil,, (970) 491-2297
Vice President for Diversity
Lory Student Center

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