Consortium Activities

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

Purdue Student Fellowships: Call for Applications

Are you a Purdue undergraduate or graduate student who has a research proposal in the area of acceptance, belonging, and/or inclusion? The Consortium is currently offering a fellowship to assist with funding novel research. The deadline to submit is October 25, 2018. Click here for more information.

One of the central aims of the Consortium is to promote scientific 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 offer at least 1-2 competitive fellowships to graduate students who have designed a proposal in collaboration with a faculty sponsor.

Click here to download the online application.

Speakers, Seminars, Updates

  • We are currently recruiting experts on acceptance, belonging, and inclusion to visit Purdue and present their research. If you are interested in nominating yourself or others, please contact the Consortium co-director, Dr. Lucy Hunt (

Other Events

  • Tue Oct 2 6:00-8:00pm, Krannert Auditorium. Mariposas Sin Fronteras, A Conversation and Workshop with Karolina López. López is the founder of Mariposas Sin Fronteras, an organization dedicated to supporting LGBTQ detainees who are systematically victimized and abused. She will discuss her personal experiences and outreach efforts within the organization. The talk will be followed by a letter-writing workshop to support trans people of color who are held in prison and immigration detention.
  • Fri Oct 3 8:30-9:30am, Another Broken Egg Cafe (registration required). Women’s Exchange Network - Uncensored (WEN-U). Share leadership strategies, connect with others on campus, and exchange information. Breakfast will be provided. Contact Sherry Fisher ( for more information. The next event will take place on Friday, November 2nd.
  • Tue Oct 9 11:00am-2:00pm, Waldron Street. National Coming Out Day CookOUT. Celebrate National Coming Out Today sponsored by the Latino Cultural Center, Native American Education and Cultural Center, and Asian American and Asian Resource and Cultural Center. There will be food, games, and fun activities. This event is free and open to the public.
  • Th Oct 11 6:00-7:00pm, Krannert Auditorium. Spoken Word Performance with T Muñoz, who uses art as a form of resistance and protest against the the challenges that face marginalized individuals, including those who suffer discrimination and violence due to their ethnic, gender, and/or sexual identities. This event is free and open to the public.
  • Tue Oct 16 3:00-4:30pm (register for location). Trans Inclusion Training. This 90-minute workshop will provide interactive training on best practices for supporting trans students, staff, and faculty, and will allow attendees to learn more about transgender and non-binary identities. Another workshop will take place on Thursday, November 29th.
  • Wed Oct 17 12:00pm-1:30pm, South Ballroom PMU (registration required). Bias & Inclusion: A Discussion. The Butler Center is hosting a roundtable discussion on bias and inclusion. Commentators include Toni Munguia, Dr. Carolyn Johnson, and others. Lunch will be provided. 
  • Thu Oct 18 3:00-5:00pm, Native American Educational and Cultural Arts Center (903 Fifth St). NAECC Visiting Artist: Painting Workshop featuring DG House, a contemporary painter whose work focuses on Native people and Rocky Mountain wildlife. This unique workshop will allow attendees to create their own paintings (no previous experience necessary). Contact to be placed on the waiting list.
  • Th Oct 18 6:30pm-8:00pm, Elliott Hall of Music (admission by ticket only): Women in the White House and Beyond: A Conversation with Mrs. Laura W. Bush, Barbara Pierce Bush, and Jenna Bush Hager. More information can be found here.
  • Fri Oct 19 7:00pm, BCC MP 1 (RSVP required). Black Cultural Center Coffee House Performing Arts Ensemble Showcase. See what the center’s artists and scholars have been practicing this semester.
  • Fri Oct 26 12:00-1:30pm, PMU West Faculty Lounge (registration required; link will appear in Purdue Today one week prior). Did You Know? Information about Resources at Purdue. Erin Oliver, Director of the Office of Institutional Equity will discuss Purdue resources. Lunch will be provided.
  • Th Nov 1, Co-Rec Feature Gym. Día De Los Muertos. Celebrate Latin American culture with student and community organizations. Activities include live performances, face-painting, and Sugar Skull decorating. This event is free and open to the public.
  • Thu Nov 08 12:00pm-1:00pm, YONG B64. Global Diversity and Inclusion.This meeting will feature discussions of equity, inclusion, and diversity— what these concepts mean and why feeling a sense of belonging is crucial to any educational or work setting.
  • Wed Nov 28 12:00-1:30pm, PMU West Faculty Lounge (registration required; link will appear in Purdue Today one week prior). Roundtable: Hiring and Retaining. The Butler Center will host this discussion, led by Beth Holloway, Assistant Dean of Engineering for Diversity and Engagement, Leah H. Jamieson Director of Women in Engineering, and Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, and Dr. Tahira Reid, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering. Lunch will be provided.
  • Fri Nov 30 7:00pm, Loeb Playhouse (admission is $7 for the general public and $5 for Purdue students). 2018 Cultural Arts Festival. Presented by the Purdue Black Cultural Center.

Past Speakers Hosted by the Consortium

  • 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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