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Inclusion and Leadership Summit

Thank you to all who attended the 5th Annual Inclusion and Leadership Summit.


The 6th Annual Inclusion and Leadership Summit will be held on Friday, March 27, 2020.


Plese check back in the Fall of 2019 for more information about this event!



This annual conference aims to educate on the importance of inclusion and diversity while equipping Cameron University students, staff and faculty with the tools to be proactive stewards of social equity in their daily interactions and ever-growing workplaces. The summit offers the opportunity to discuss benefits, challenges, and biases surrounding appreciation and understanding of diversity and while building inclusive environments.


Program Overview

To offer a variety of comprehensive educational opportunities, in conjunction with the keynote lecture, there are three main “focus tracks” which include an assortment of workshops and sessions in each track (three different workshops in each focus track).

Attendees are not required to attend only one specific track but are free to choose individual sessions based on their interest level.


Track 1: Media Mindfulness

The media plays a big part in the stories, narratives and truth we as a society digest. Learn the intricacies of media literacy, how to practice discretion and about the importance of  navigating your way through myths in the media.

Track 2: Power of Policy

Do politics and science intersect? Should organizations be responsible for keeping up-to-date with social and environmental inequities? This track explores the importance of policies as it impacts legislation, science, businesses and systemic inequality.

Track 3: Advocacy in Action

Learn the nuances of being an advocate. How do you get involved with a movement, be an ally and confront your own biases? Learn leadership qualities that make you an inclusive leader and become an active practitioner of respect and justice. Young and seasoned leaders alike are welcome!


The summit is free and open to the public, but seating is limited, so registration is required. If you would like to attend the lunch and the keynote, please indicate that on your registration.

Returning Registrants: If you are a past Inclusion and Leadership Summit attendee, please indicate that on your registration form.

If you registered and are unable to attend, please notify The Office of Student Development at 580-581-2209 or by email at


Note: For set-up purposes, when registering, please indicate which focus track you would be most interested.


Schedule of Events

*8:30 - 8:50 Check-In/Packet Pick-Up

9:05 - 10:00 Session 1


  1. Media Literacy: Using Discretion
  2. Conscious Admissions: Race, Representation, Retention and Access in Higher Education
  3. Youth Advocacy: Becoming Action Oriented

 10:10 - 11:00 Session 2


  1. The Power of Narratives
  2. Politics and Science: Panel Discussion
  3. LGBTQ+ Allyship

11:10 - 12:00 Session 3


  1. Mental Health: Myths and the Media
  2. Environmental Justice
  3. What to Do With Your Privilege? 

 *12:05 - 1:45 Lunch Keynote Address: Chris Norton

1:45 - 2:00 Closing and Door Prizes

*food and refreshments will be served

More Information

For specific questions in regard to the summit, please contact The Office of Student Development.

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Accommodations on the basis of a disability are available by contacting The Office of Student Development at 580-581-2209. 

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Contact Us

Olivia Polynice
Inclusion and Student Success Coordinator
(580) 581-2209