Consortium Activities

Upcoming announcements and events are shown below (also see our Calendar for up-to-date times and locations).

Purdue Student Fellowships

This semester, the Consortium awarded research fellowships to four Purdue students (projects listed below). The purpose of these fellowships is to fund new research on the benefits of fulfilling (and negative consequences of not fulfilling) humans’ fundamental need to feel a sense of belonging and inclusion in their lives. We will post updates about these projects in Fall 2019.

Lily Assad (Clinical Psychology): Depression and Ostracism

Laura Hildebrand (Social Psychology): Disrupting the Cycle of Negative Self-Stereotyping among Women in STEM: An Efficacy Study for the Regulation Intervention for Stereotype Effects (RISE)

Celine Jusuf (Social Psychology): Interpersonal Confrontations

Taewon Kim (Educational Studies): Social Support and Critical Consciousness as Moderators for Workers in Low Social Class

Speakers, Seminars, Updates

Our Spring 2019 speaker series featured three scholars (co-hosted by the Social Psychology Brownbag):

  • Dr. Peter Belmi - The Social Advantage of Miscalibrated Individuals: The Relationship Between Social Class and Overconfidence and its Implications for Class-Based Inequality
    • Fri Feb 15th, 12:30-1:45pm
    • LWSN 1142
  • Dr. Michael Hogg - Extremist Groups, Autocratic Leaders, and Zealous Followers: Identity Uncertainty’s Legacy
    • Wed Mar 6th, 2:30-4:00pm
    • WALC 1132
  • Dr. Amanda Diekman - A Cue to Culture: Communal Goal Congruity Can Signal Belonging in STEM
    • Fri Apr 19th, 12:30-2:00pm
    • WALC 2087

Other Events

  • Thu May 30th: 6:15-9:00pm, PMU North Ballroom. Honoring Purdue’s WBAA Anniversary with Robert Siegel. In support of the open circulation of objective, nondiscriminatory news to all, Purdue’s Public Radio WBAA will be celebrating its 97th anniversary with Robert Siegel, an American journalist who hosted National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered” segment for over a decade. The event is free but requires registeration; more information can be found here.
  • Sat June 29th 6:00pm, PMU North Ballroom. Black Cultural Center’s June Jubilee. Join the BCC to celebrate their 50th Celebration, including food and performances. Dress festive! See here for RSVP details (tickets are $50).

  • Fri Jul 19 – Sun Jul 21 (all day), Indiana Convention Center (located in Indianapolis). Indiana Black Expo. Celebrate inclusiveness and cultural diversity among all ethnicities, religious affiliations, socioeconomic backgrounds, and nationalities. This event will include many programs, including a Youth Leadership Summit. Contact Annette Watters for more information (765-494-3635,
  • Sat Aug 17: 4:00pm-11:59pm, 5th & Main in Downtown Lafayette. OUTfest. Celebrate Lafayette’s annual pride festival, raise awareness about the LGBTI Lafayette community, and enjoy live entertainment, food, and activities for all. Hosted by Pride Lafayette.

Speakers Hosted by the Consortium in Past Semesters

  • Invited Speaker, Dr. Alice Eagly - Gender Diversity in Groups and Organizations: How Social Science Myths Can Undermine Scientific and Societal Progress
    April 26, 2018
    WALC 2087
  • Invited Speaker, Dr. Michael S. North - Prescriptive Age Stereotypes: Individual, Interpersonal, Institutional, International, and Intergenerational
    April 20, 2018
    WALC 2124
  • Undergraduate Proposals to Bolster Acceptance & Inclusion
    Emmy Denison, Aleksandra Froelich, Jack Kurfman, Katarina Mai, Griffin Selch
    March 29, 2018
    ME 2180
  • Consortium Speakers, Dr. Benjamin Hadden & Dr. Sean Lane - Thinking Dyadically: Toward an Understanding of Relationship Events as Dyadic Processes
    December 1, 2017 3:30pm-5:00pm
    WALC 1087
  • Invited Speaker, Dr. Matt Motyl - Promoting Civil Dialogue in the Divided States of America
    November 10th, 2017 3:30pm-5:00pm
    WALC 2087
  • Consortium Speaker, Dr. Amy Moors
    September 15th, 2017 3:30pm-5:00pm
    WALC 1087
  • Invited Virtual Speaker, Dr. Emile Bruneau - Intergroup Hostility and Civil Discourse
    March 10th, 2017 3:30pm-5:00pm
    PRCE 282

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