Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Diversity Programming

Diversity Programming

Events sponsored by the Office of Student Life & Diversity, Center for Diversity and Inclusion, DEI Task Force, Student Involvement, Office of Admissions and Services for International Students, and the Lindenwood Learning Academy.

Upcoming Events

Courageous Conversations
for Students

Courageous Conversations for students, a facilitated conversation for students to have an open dialogue about topics that impact their college and life experiences. It will be facilitated by the University's Chief Diversity Officer to ensure we are gathering insights and synthesizing themes so that we can identify viable solutions that can be implemented.

We will discuss challenges, opportunities and successes related to a variety of things that will allow us to learn from each other, become more empathetic, and identify actionable ways to create a more diverse and inclusive environment for our entire campus community. We believe dialogue helps to remove barriers, bring people closer to each other and helps to identify root causes and solutions.

  • Thursday, March 2 from 3:30 - 5 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 13 from 3:30 - 5 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 4 from 3 - 4:30 p.m.

Register for a Courageous Conversations for Students session.

All sessions will be hosted in Spellmann Center, Room 3085.


Past Programs

  • MLK Week: Prayer Service, Speaker: “Diversity: Why it Matters”, Diversity Dialogues, Remembrance Service
  • Women’s History Lunch: Postcards, Luncheon
  • Pride Week: Drag Show (hosted by GSA), Movie Night: “Boy Erased”, Speaker: Sayer Johnson, Pride Rally
  • Diversity Week: Movie Night, Sushi Bar, Comedian: Sydney Adeniyi, Henna Artists
  • CDI Ribbon Cutting and MLK Awards
  • Keep It Real and The Getting Real Series
  • Black History Month: Mix & Mingle, Rock the Mic, Mind over Matter, Paint it Black, Speed Dating, Cultures Around the World, Don’t tough my Culture
  • Multicultural Monday
  • Hispanic Heritage Month: Kick-off, Mix & Mingle, Learn Basic Conversational Spanish
  • International Festival
  • World Kindness Day
  • Coming Out Day Bingo
  • Siblings Day

Diversity Dialogues and Panels 

  • "How African Americans Shaped Society from a Religious, Fashion, Criminal Justice, and Historical Perspective"
  • "Gender Equity in Athletics"
  • Second-Generation Holocaust Survivors (Panel)
  • “How to be an Ally”
  • “Cultural Sensitivity”
  • “Politics and Religion: Separation of Church and State”
  • “A Right or Wrong to Carry Guns on a College Campus?”
  • “Mental Health Concerns for Diverse Populations on College Campuses”
  • “Social Justice, Social Order, and Civil Rights”
  • “The Student Perspective – Diversity at Lindenwood University”
  • “Sexual Assault Awareness”
  • “Opposition to LGBTQ Rights: Red States”
  • "Disenfranchisement and Democracy: A discussion on voting rights, felons, activists and politics, and housing and representation”.

Workshops and Conferences 

  • "Improving an International Student's Experience through Cultural Diversity"
    • Presenter: Amanda Schaller, Director, OASIS
  • "Dis"abilities or Different Abilities?
    • Presenter: Dr. Heather Pennington, Assistant Professor, Physical Education
  • DEI Unconference: Practical Considerations of Equity and Inclusion on Campus
    • Opening Session: President Porter and Dr. Peter Weitzel
    • Workshop, Catch the Fire: Dr. Stephanie Afful and Cathy Hart
    • Workshop, Syllabi and Grading through a DEI/Accessibility lens: A Practical Unconference Session: Dr. Melissa Ridley Elmes
    • Workshop, University Resources: Kelly Moyich

Past Diversity Event Archives