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Student Activism, Diversity, and Inclusion Drive-In

Tufts University – Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016

Whether you are able to attend the ACUI Region VIII conference from Nov. 18–20 or cannot make it, ACUI Region VIII wants to invite all students, professionals, and faculty to this Drive-In Workshop on Student Activism, Diversity, and Inclusion. 

Sustaining and supporting movements on campus that give voice to marginalized members of our communities, including Black Lives Matter or the fight for higher minimum wages, is an ongoing process and key issue for higher education. ACUI Region VIII wants to bring attendees together to learn, discuss, and brainstorm how to support, sustain, and enhance diversity and inclusion work on our campuses. 

Join our international colleagues from the United Kingdom as they get their education on before the regional conference to discuss these key issues happening on every campus across the world.

Register Now – Purple


Thursday, Nov. 17 (9 a.m.–2:30 p.m.)

9–9:30 a.m.     Check-in and Welcome

9:30–10:15 a.m.     Keynote Address

10:30–11:15 a.m.     Panel on Student Activism and Best Practices

This session will produce an opportunity for staff members to learn from seasoned professionals from multiple institutions across the east coast on how they have been tackling the recent growth in student activism on their university campuses. It will also provide an opportunity for staff members to learn and interact with colleagues from across the United Kingdom on how they have been supporting positive social change on their campuses for decades.

11:15 a.m.–Noon     Programming with Diversity and Inclusivity in Mind

This session hopes to provide attendees with the opportunity to hear from seasoned professionals on how to create and strive to have student programs that are not only diverse in their offerings, but inclusive of all attendees. We hope to also learn more about how we can continue to incorporate the topic of diversity and inclusion in our orientation programs.

Noon–1 p.m.     Lunch Break

1–2:30 p.m.     The Importance of Identity Based Centers and an Open House

This session will provide attendees with an inside look at the dynamic work and impact that identity-based centers are having on the student community at Tufts University, as well as the opportunities that these centers can present on any campus. This session will also provide attendees with the opportunity to tour a few centers and hear more about how housing students in these identity-based centers is making an impact on many student’s college journeys. 



  ACUI Member Institutions Nonmember Institutions
Undergraduate Students $10 $13
Graduate Students $15 $20
Professionals and Faculty Members $20 $27

Travel and Parking

Tufts’ Mayer Campus Center is located at:

44 Professors Row
Medford, MA 02155


Arriving and travelling via Public Transportation is highly recommended to access this urban campus. Plan your trip using

For attendees arriving via car, parking instructions will be emailed to you closer to the date of the Drive-In workshop!

Thank you for your interest in supporting our campus communities as we look to ensure diversity and inclusion are a central part of daily life at our institutions. If you have any questions regarding this program, please do not hesitate to reach out to Andrade Fearon or Joel Pettigrew for more information.


Updated Nov. 14, 2016