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Diversity Programs & Services

Diversity Forum

2021 Important Dates:

Legacy Celebration: To be Announced
Diversity Conference: To be Announced
Diversity Forum Schedule: To be Announced

History of the Legacy Banquest & CSU Diversity Conference

The CSU Diversity Conference began in 2012 as a partnership between the Mayors Commission on Diversity and Unity (formally One Columbus) and Columbus State University. The brainchild of Dr. Florence Wakoko, Professor of Sociology at CSU, the goal was to create a platform to engage the Columbus community and CSU in serious, and sometimes difficult dialogue concerning issues of diversity, poverty and inequality.

Moving forward, the conference has merged with Columbus State University's Legacy Celebration to form the annual CSU Diversity Forum. This important partnership will continue to work with supporters and groups within the community namely in conjunction with the Mayors Commission on Diversity and Unity, to discuss a broad range of issues reflecting the diverse lives of many throughout the Columbus region in regards to race, religion, gender, sexuality, disability, education, nationality, poverty, and privilege.

Thank You to our Sponsors!

Diversity Forum Sponsors