Each year, our Center for Excellence in Diversity and Student Inclusion hosts its Spirit of Diversity Celebration featuring a dynamic leader who speaks to multicultural issues and inspires our students and community members.

Additionally, a select group of Duquesne University students are recognized for their leadership and academic accomplishments with a Spirit of Diversity Award and the Dr. Ron. L. Swain Award for Social Justice.

Faculty, staff, students, and members of the greater Pittsburgh community are invited to celebrate Duquesne University students who are very involved with the Center for Excellence in Diversity and Student Inclusion and learn from leading thinkers on issues affecting our community. Previous speakers have included Hill Harper, Swin Cash, Saleem Ghubril, Cynthia L. James and Charlie Batch.

Learn about and RSVP for the upcoming Spirit of Diversity Celebration on April 14, 2023.

Spirit of Diversity 2023 Celebration

Friday, April 14, 2023 | Power Center Ballroom
Reception: 5 p.m.
Evening program with keynote speaker: 6 p.m.

Join us as we recognize Duquesne University students who are committed to academic excellence, diversity and inclusion.  

About the Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Jen Fry (she/her) is a sports geographer, tech founder, and sought-after speaker and educator. She owns JenFryTalks, a social justice education firm that explores the intersection of conflict and DEI. Jen facilitates conversation and skill-building with organizations, leadership and C-suite groups, small and large teams, affinity groups, and more. She advises on best practices that create more equitable organizations, communities and teams, where each person feels a sense of belonging.

She received her Ph.D. in Sports Geography from Michigan State University and has been teaching and facilitating conversations related to DEI, belonging, and conflict since 2016

Dr. Jen Fry headshot

RSVP for Spirit of Diversity

$25 per person | Free for students

Hear from our 2022 Spirit of Diversity Winners