Students, faculty, and staff are invited to the Mount’s first-ever Student Diversity Conference on Sunday, March 19, 2023.

Mount St. Joseph University students smiling in quad.

“Our theme for this year is “Creating an Equitable Environment Where Everyone Succeeds,” says diversity, equity & inclusion coordinator Samuel Fowler.

“This conference is intended to provide students with a space to gather and interact with each other and talk about the important issues of diversity, inclusion, and social justice. We wanted students not only to increase their knowledge but also get comfortable talking to each other about these topics and realizing that they can learn so much just from talking to each other and listening to others unique lived experiences.”

The concerence aims to enhance the quality of life for culturally diverse students, enhance positive outcomes of cultural diversity on campus, reinforce the commitment to student centric success through Athletic Coach-Student relations, and more.

DEI Conference Schedule:

11 - 11:15 a.m.                Registration & Snacks in the Theater Gallery

11:20 - 11:25 a.m.          Introduction of the conference in the Theater

11:30 - 11:35 a.m           Words from CDIO

11:40 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  Lunch in the Theater Gallery

12:35 p.m. - 1:05 p.m.   Breakout series: Intro to LGBTQ+ Presented by Alex Collins in the

                                          Theater Lobby

1:10 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.     Breakout series: First Generation Speaker Panel by MSJ

                                          Alums/Students in the Recital Hall

1:55 p.m. - 2:35 p.m.     Breakout series: Coach Athlete/Faculty Student Relationship by Sam

                                          Fowler in the Theater Lobby

2:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.     Keynote Speaker: Dr. Rayshawn Eastman in the Theater

3:20 p.m. - 3:25 p.m.     Words from President Williams

3:25 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.     Conclusion/Photo    


A registration table will be set up from 11 - 11:15 a.m. in the Theater Gallery. It is highly recommended that all students, athletes, faculty, and staff also register by simply using the QR Code on the flyer below. If you have any questions regarding the conference and registration, please email Sam Fowler DEI Coordinator here at MSJ. 

Breakfast & Lunch:

We will provide snacks and lunch for everyone who attends the conference.