Diversity Week

Diversity Affairs Council (DAC) presents an annual Diversity Week each spring. All events during Diversity Week are open to all students, faculty, staff, and community members. The 2019 Diversity week events will be posted as they are determined.

2018 Diversity Week

Unity Day March and Reception

Saturday, March 3, 2018
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Armstrong Fritz Pavilion A/B

Diversity Week 2018 kicks off with Unity Day, a celebration of togetherness, respect and education. Miami students, faculty and staff, alumni and community members will march for diversity to demonstrate support for all students and student organizations of Miami.

The event begins with brunch and sign making at Armstrong Student Center Pavilion A and B.

  • 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. – Breakfast buffet, photo booth, sign-making, and "Ask Us Anything" from the Miami University Alumni Association. 
  • 1:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. - Keynote Speaker Duane Moore ('97)
  • 1:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Marching uptown and back to Armstrong
  • 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Workshop

State of Diversity Address

Monday, March 5, 2018
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Benton Hall Room 102

Diverse student organizations address the social climate at Miami University, hosted by the Diversity Affairs Council. 

I Am Diversity Display Station

Tuesday, March 6, 2018
10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. 
Armstrong Student Center

Create a visual representation of a significant moment in your life to be used in the "We Are Diversity" art display. Supplies, stickers, and free coffee provided. 

Keynote Speaker Damon Williams

Wednesday, March 7, 2018
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.  
Farmer School of Business Room 1000 (Taylor Auditorium)

Dr. Damon A. Williams is a scholar, leader, educator and two-time Miami University Alum. He is passionate about helping organizations become inclusive and excellent for all, creating equitable educational outcomes, and activating learning. He guides higher education institutions, government, Fortune 500 companies, and non-profit organizations on how to prepare for the future by: (1) empowering the millennial and centennial generations, (2) establishing evidence-based diversity and inclusion strategies, (3) engaging youth digitally, (4) building sustainable corporate responsibility and social impact initiatives, and (5) closing the educational and social achievement gap for vulnerable communities. 

Informed by Dr. Williams' leadership, research, national best practices, and lived experiences, this keynote session will take attendees on a fun and engaging “TED Talk Like” journey of leadership, possibility, and the imperatives of diversity, equity, inclusion, change and the Centennial Generation.

We are Diversity: Let's Make It Our Own

Friday, March 9, 2018
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 
McGuffey Hall Room 322

Diversity Week 2018 concludes with We Are Diversity. The program includes an art exhibition, free crafts, music, and performance. Catering provided by Chipotle and Insomnia Cookies.