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Office of Diversity

Fifth Annual Statewide Black Student Union Leadership Conference

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 
8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
K-State Student Union Ballroom
Kansas State University 

The 5th Annual Black Student Union Statewide Leadership Conference is a day-long conference that will bring talented students together to discuss the motivation and persistence needed to be successful and the importance and benefits of post-secondary education, particularly at a four-year institution. 2018's theme is Blackness: accept it, embrace it, live it. 


The conference is free and includes an academic browsing fair, a notable keynote speaker and multiple breakout sessions. The Office of Diversity is providing breakfast, lunch and afternoon entertainment. Please join us in discussing leadership development, the motivation and persistence needed to be successful at a four-year institution, and how to navigate critical issues and define the future. Lunch and registration for this conference is FREE.

Register for the conference is now closed.


Preliminary schedule:
8 a.m.                  Continental breakfast, registration and academic browsing fair
9:45 a.m.            Welcome 
10 a.m.                Keynote address 
11 a.m.                Morning workshops 
12:15 p.m.          Lunch and afternoon entertainment
1:30 p.m.            Afternoon workshops 
2:30 p.m.            Closing


Please direct any questions you might have to our Director of Multicultural Programs and Services, Mirta Chavez at 785-532-6276 or mirta@k-state.edu, or Program Coordinator, Caitlyn Wells at caiwel@k-state.edu.