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Equality University

Equality University:
Texas State Student Diversity and Inclusion Conference

Saturday, November 14, 2020  |  10:00 AM - 2:00 PM  |  Zoom

Equality University is a diversity and inclusion conference that brings individuals together to participate in a day of dialogue and features national speakers. Equality U is an opportunity for you to engage in authentic peer connections, explore and understand how identities impact individual relationships, groups and social dynamics, and prepare you for success in a global society.

Equality U is a student educational co-curricular program. TXST Faculty and Staff participation is on a voluntary basis.

Due to COVID-19, Equality U 2020 will be a virtual experience this year.

Conference Theme:
We Gon’ Be Alright, But That Ain’t Alright:
Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of Educational Freedom

Equality U 2020 Poster

Conference Registration and Wait-List are closed due to participation limit.

Equality U - Wait List

Registration Closed

Equality U - Group Registration

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Equality U - Facilitator Application

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Equality University: Student Diversity and Inclusion Conference (Logo)

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Bettina Love

Educator, Speaker and Author

Dr. Love is a sought-after public speaker on a range of topics, including: Abolitionist Teaching, anti-racism, Hip Hop education, Black girlhood, queer youth, Hip Hop feminism, art-based education to foster youth civic engagement, and issues of diversity and inclusion.
Biography & Keynote Description

Frequently Asked Questions - FAQ

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  • Reason #1
    Have you ever wanted to have an honest conversation about things like race, sexual orientation, gender, disability, social class, religion or other "sensitive" topics, but 1) were afraid of offending someone, 2) didn't know how to begin or 3) were taught never to discuss such things outside of your close-knit group?  Well, this conference is for you.  At Equality U these are just the sort of things you will be encouraged, guided and assisted in discussing.

    Reason #2
    Do you actually enjoy having conversations about things like race, sexual orientation, gender, disability, social class, religion and other "sensitive" topics, but your attempts to discuss these things left you feeling bad, guilty, frustrated, discouraged or even angry?  Well this conference is for you. At Equality U you will have an opportunity to learn new skills and explore ideas that can help you to engage these topics more successfully.

    Reason #3
    Do you ever wonder just what the big deal is about these things? Have you ever asked yourself: "Why can't everyone just get along as one race....the human race?"  Well this conference is for you.  At Equality U you will learn some of the reasons why we all have such a difficult time coming together AND you will discover ways you can help your group, organization or community create better connections when there is diversity.

  • Registration is required, but all can attend.

    • High School Students

    • Undergraduate Students

    • Graduate Students

    • Doctoral Students

    • Texas State Faculty & Staff

    • Community Members (any and working professional who is not a employee of Texas State)

  • No day-of registration
    All attendees must pre-register for the conference. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.

    No admittance once workshop has started
    Entering workshops late interrupts the educational experience and learning process that has been developed specifically for conference attendees and guided by facilitators.

    Full-day participation / No half-day participation
    To gain the full experience, participants are expected to attend the entire conference.

  • Texas State University
    Priority registration is for Texas State students with no cost associated.

    Non-Texas State
    All are welcomed to attend. Presently, there is no cost associated with attending. However, we will notify all Non-Texas State participants if this changes.

    Dress Code
    Business casual, at minimum. If you need help in determining what is appropriate attire you can learn more about the etiquette of dressing for business.

  • All participants will participate in one of the available cohorts.

    Group registration is available for organizations/groups of 10-15. Any group completing a group registration will be its own cohort. 

    • High School Student
    • Undergraduate Student 
    • Graduate Student
    • Doctoral Student (this track includes doctoral students who are not employed full-time)
    • Community Member (includes non-TXST working professionals)
  • Individuals assisting with the implementation of the conference are required to register.

    • Director's Committee (Planning Committee Members)
    • Conference Workshop Facilitators
    • All Volunteers
  • If you are a student and require accommodations due to a disability, contact the Office of Disability Services at 512-245-3451 or 72 hours prior to the event. 

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    109 Student Center Drive
    San Marcos, Texas 78666
    Monday - Friday | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM