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KSUnite 2022 DEIB Conference

Kansas State University established a precedence with the KSUnite movement to provide all members of the K-State community an opportunity to meaningfully engage and holistically embrace opportunities for respect, civility, and tolerance, and to feel pride in participation, as we prepare students for global citizenry.

At K-State, we can all share and learn from one another. Facilitated conversations and hard work help guide the K-State community forward. K-State students, faculty, staff and surrounding communities will join together for the sixth KSUnite Conference.  KSUnite 2022 will be a three-day conference open to our colleagues and communities throughout the state of Kansas and beyond. It will be held Nov. 14-16 at the Kansas State University Student Union. Please note: Classes at K-State will be canceled from 1:30-4:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14, for the plenary session and breakout sessions.

Kansas State University is committed to providing equal access opportunity and reasonable accommodation to campus programs and services for faculty, staff and students. If you require accommodation to view or hear a video live stream or archive, please submit a request for accommodation. Students should make their request to the Student Access Center. All others should request accommodation through Human Capital Services

Open the Conference Handout here. 

Thank you to the men of Delta Chi and SAE fraternities for helping us with the Monday afternoon sessions! We couldn't do this without your efforts!

Featured Speakers

Shamiel Gary headshotApril Hernandez Castillo Headshot

Shamiel Gary
Plenary Speaker, Monday, November 14, 1:30pm
Former Oklahoma State and NFL
Football Player

April Hernandez Castillo
Luncheon Keynote, Tuesday, November 15, 12:00pm
Actress and Author

Monday, November 14, 2022 - Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Day 1 - Monday, November 14, 2022
8:00am-9:30amRegistrationK-State Student Union Forum Hall Lobby
9:30am-10:15amOpening Ceremony/Welcome - President Richard LintonK-State Student Union Forum Hall and Virtual
10:30am-11:45amPoster SessionK-State Student Union
Cat's Pause
12:00pm-1:15pmLunch on your ownK-State Student Union Foodcourt and Food Trucks 
1:30pm-4:30pmK-State Classes CanceledUniversity-wide

KSUnite Plenary Speaker - Shamiel Gary

Leading with love: Create an environment where people feel valued and appreciated. Embrace our differences using empathy to connect with one another.

K-State Student Union Ballroom, Union viewing locations and Virtual
2:30pm-3:20pmBreakout Sessions Period 1K-State Student Union and Virtual
3:30pm-4:20pmBreakout Sessions Period 2K-State Student Union and Virtual
6:00pm-9:00pmFilm Screening - The Freedom Writers (2007) followed by discussion and book signing with April Hernandez CastilloK-State Student Union Forum Hall


Day 2 - Tuesday, November 15, 2022
8:00am-9:00amRegistrationK-State Student Union 3rd Floor Mezzanine
9:30am-10:30amConcurrent Conference Sessions Period 1K-State Student Union
10:45am-11:45amConcurrent Conference Sessions Period 2K-State Student Union
11:45am-1:00pmMoving Forward, Keynote Luncheon - April Hernandez CastilloK-State Student Union Ballroom and Virtual
1:00pm-3:00pmWorkshopsK-State Student Union

Reception (Sponsored by KWAA)

Kwaa logo

K-State Student Union


Day 3 - Wednesday, November 16, 2022
8:30am-9:30amConcurrent Conference Sessions Period 3K-State Student Union (TBD)
9:45am-10:45amConcurrent Conference Sessions Period 4K-State Student Union (TBD)
11:00am-12:00pmInteractive Reflection and Closing RemarksK-State Student Union Forum Hall
12:00pmLunch on Your OwnK-State Student Union Foodcourt and Food Trucks