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Diversity Programming

Upcoming Events 

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. 

  • Multicultural Monday - Aug. 24, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Virtual
  • Trainings are now available for Fall 2020. You can find more information here

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: Dr. Shane Williamson and Kelly Moyich

Past Diversity Event Archives

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement

Lindenwood University is proud of its diverse population of faculty, staff, and students from all corners of the world.  We intentionally design our policies in such a manner that all stakeholders (whether students, employees, or visitors) will be treated respectfully, fairly, equitably, and with dignity and inclusiveness in the pursuit and achievement of the objectives of their relationship with the university.

Additionally, we strive to ensure the opportunities afforded by the university for learning, personal advancement, and employment are offered to all without discrimination and that we always provide a safe, supportive, and welcoming environment for all students, employees, and visitors. Upholding a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion means that people of different cultures, races, colors, genders, ages, religions, orientations, affiliations, sexual orientations, socio-economic backgrounds, disabilities, or countries of origin shall not be mistreated or discriminated against on the basis of their differences. Therefore, all Lindenwood policies, facilities, resources, activities, and privileges, irrespective of individual differences, are made available and accessible to everyone in our campus community.

At Lindenwood University, we will strive to

  • Offer collaborative and integrated academic, co-curricular and sporting programs that provide mutually beneficial experiences to our diverse body of students.
  • Pursue and promote mutual understanding, respect, and cooperation among our students, teaching and non-teaching staff, contractors, suppliers, and visitors to our community who represent the aforementioned differences.
  • Encourage and promote the empowerment and advancement of minority groups within our community through academic and social activities, offering activities of special interest to them, and affording them equal-opportunity integration within our community.
  • Respect the knowledge, skills, and experiences that every person in our community brings to the university.
  • Design and operate flexible and easily accessible services, facilities, and activities whose procedures appropriately recognize the needs of everyone in our community.
  • Make every effort to ensure that our current and future contractual agreements and obligations fully reflect and embrace our commitment to the philosophy and culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion as delineated in this statement.
  • Encourage all faculty and staff members to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout our community.
  • Protect every member of our community against all forms of discrimination.

Policy of Non-Discrimination

Lindenwood University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, religion, disability, veteran status, or other protected status under applicable federal or state law. This policy extends to its admissions, employment, activities, treatment, educational programs, and services.

Lindenwood University is committed to a policy of non-discrimination. Any kind of discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or retaliation is unacceptable. For the purpose of this policy, discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or retaliation may be defined as any attempt on the part of individuals, groups, or recognized campus organizations to deny an individual or group those rights, freedoms, or opportunities available to all members of the Lindenwood University community.

The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding Lindenwood University’s non-discrimination policies: Kelly Moyich, Title IX coordinator (636) 255-2275 or Suite 209, LARC and Dr. Shane Y. Williamson, associate vice president for student life & diversity/dean of students (636) 949-4728 or 3030 Evans Commons. Jeremy Keye (636) 949-4510 or has been designated to handle inquiries regarding Lindenwood University’s accessibility services. Any person may also direct inquiries to the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights. Lindenwood University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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