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Diversity Summit Schedule

The 2022 Diversity Summit will take place on February 16. The theme is Our Journey from Inclusion to Belonging.

The Summit is a day full of sessions hosted by members of our community, concluding with a keynote address to the campus. Sessions may vary in length and format, including presentations, discussions, art activities, performances, and more.

Keynote Speaker: Keith Boykin

Keith Boykin

Keith Boykin is a CNN political commentator, New York Times best-selling author, and a former White House aide to President Bill Clinton. 

Boykin teaches at the Institute for Research in African-American Studies at Columbia University in New York and previously taught at American University in Washington, D.C. He is a co-founder and first board president of the National Black Justice Coalition. He was a co-host of the BET Networks talk show “My Two Cents,” starred on the Showtime reality television series “American Candidate,” was an associate producer of the film “Dirty Laundry,” and he has appeared on many other TV shows, including BET’s “Being Mary Jane.”

A graduate of Dartmouth College and Harvard Law School, Boykin is a Lambda Literary Award-winning author of four books. He lives in New York City.

What are the session topics?

Each session is unique in its topic while centered around this year’s theme. The sessions are created and hosted by students, staff, and other community members looking to share their perspectives and have meaningful conversations.

Schedule of Sessions

If you have trouble viewing the list of sessions below, please visit the Diversity Summit page of the Geneseo Events Calendar

To save a session to your profile in the events calendar, click the session to view it in the calendar and then click "I'm interested."

To add a session to your Google calendar, click the session and then click the "G" icon under "Subscribe."

Optional: Register to Attend

You are invited to register to attend the Diversity Summit, which will add you to the list to hear about session updates and new details as they are released. Registering to attend does not require you to attend the Summit. 

All are welcome to attend the Summit without having registered in advance.

Session Proposals

All members of the Geneseo community were invited to submit proposals for Diversity Summit sessions by December 15, 2021.

If you missed this deadline but still have interest in submitting, please email robbie routenberg (

Accessibility Statement

If you require accommodations for equal access to this event, please contact the Office of Accessibility Services via email at, or call 585-245-5112 at least one week prior to this event.

Event Parking

We are grateful to the University Police Department for providing on campus parking for Diversity Summit attendants.  There will be no ticketing in campus parking lots with the exception of handicapped parking spaces, load zones, and reserved lots O, LL, W, and G on February 16, 2022 for the duration of Summit events.

What happens after the Diversity Summit?

We will be sharing a google form that gathers feedback on this year’s summit. This allows us to hear ideas related to the focus of next year’s Diversity Summit.

Volunteer Opportunity

Thank you to all of our volunteers!  We received interest from over forty community members and have closed the volunteer registration form for now.