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2023 Diversity Forum

2023 Diversity Forum

Legacy Celebration: Lumpkin Center
March 29, 2023, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Diversity Conference: Cunningham Center
March 30, 2023, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The CSU Diversity Conference began in 2012 as a partnership between the Mayor's Commission on Unity and Diversity (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!

Columbus State University


Tri-City Latino Festival

Aramark Higher Education

Barnes and Noble


Pepsi | A Southern Original

Columbus State University Bookstore

Coca Cola Bottling Company United Deep South Division

Buffalo Rock Delivering Refreshment Across the South

St. Thomas Episcopal Church



Waffle House

If you have any questions please feel free to contact us at Diversity Programs & Services by email or by phone.

For sponsorships, please contact David Mitchell (706-507-8906 or or Julio Llanos (706-507-8297 or