2018 Diversity Conference

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Registration & Schedule

Register for the conference online!

When registering only use group registration if you are part of a High School Student Group. Otherwise please select "Participate as an individual".

View the Conference Schedule.

Livestreaming will be available during the Diversity Conference for students, staff and faculty. You will need to enter your Brockport NetID and password to access the stream. Livestreaming is available for the following sessions.

9:30-10:45am - Dr. Roosevelt Mareus’ Workshop
11:00-12:15pm - President's Workshop - Panel Discussion
3:30-4:15pm - Keynote Speaker's Workshop
5:30-6:45pm - Cultural Performance Showcase
7:00-8:30pm - Keynote Address

Angie Thomas photo

18th Annual Diversity Conference: 

Building a Strategic Roadmap for Inclusive Excellence

September 20, 2018, 8 am - 8:30 pm

Our Theme

This year’s theme, “Building a Strategic Roadmap for Inclusive Excellence,” emphasizes the actions of Respect, Compassion and Open-mindedness to create a stronger and more positive learning, The Hate U Give Book Coverworking and living environment for all Brockport students, faculty, staff (including Rochester Downtown Campus, REOC, Visual Studies Workshop campuses) and the community. We will explore important values that help us build and nurture our community through dialogue that addresses the challenges that face our society, as well as our growth in understanding and acting upon issues of diversity and inclusive excellence. Our goal is to encourage a positive climate on campus, within the community and the world through teaching, inspiring and helping others. 

Additionally, in partnership with the Academic Planning Seminar Summer Reading Program, this year's keynote address will be given by Angie Thomas―#1 New York Times Best Selling Author, activist, and screenwriter. Ms. Thomas' work focuses on discrimination, poverty, and police brutality highlighted in her novel and the upcoming 20th Century Fox movie of the same name, "The Hate U Give", which will be released in the fall.

The keynote will be streamed live (NetID login required).

About the Conference

The Diversity Conference seeks to promote open-mindedness, celebrate diversity, and promote awareness of divergent views on our college campus and within our communities. The conference also serves as a forum in which to establish or enhance self-awareness in relation to community building endeavors.

For information regarding food selections review the campus menus.


Contact the Office of Diversity at diversity@brockport.edu or (585) 395-5014.

Last Updated 5/7/19

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