Call for Proposals

The Call for Proposals for our second Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Symposium: We are Better Together is now closed.


The symposium seeks to understand how the current and future work of St. Olaf students, staff, faculty, and alumni aligns with our five diversity, equity, and inclusion goals:

  1. Ensure the development of an inclusive, culturally humble, and culturally-competent community.
  2. Intentionally engage and uplift all diversity so as to enrich learning, student life, worship, community organizations and events, and work at St. Olaf or broader community.
  3. Ensure that students, staff, and faculty have support and opportunities to thrive at St. Olaf and beyond.
  4. Ensure that employees and/or community members have support and opportunities to thrive in their workplace or local communities.
  5. Identify and revise policies, processes, and practices that present barriers to education and/or work.

Suggested Areas of Emphasis

Theory to Practice
Systemic Efforts at Transformation
Lesbian, Gay, Genderqueer, Bisexual, Transgender, Transsexual, Questioning, Intersex, Asexual, 2 Spirit
Religious Diversity 
Identity Development
Self-Work, Self-Care, and Showing Up
Difficult Conversations: Intergroup Dialogue and Facilitation, Radical Empathy
Environmental Justice
Student Leadership and Activism
Social Media Activism
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)
Body Arts, Visual Arts, and Performing Arts
Linguistic Diversity 
Socioeconomic Status
Collegiate Athletics

Formats for Proposal



Submission Deadline: Proposals for individual or group presentations or roundtables are being accepted now. The deadline for students, staff, faculty, and alumni to submit proposals was January 10, 2023.
Decision: Decisions will be communicated to students, staff, staff, and alumni on the week of January 23, 2023.
Preliminary materials: A copy of your presentation will be required by March 8, 2023.