Welcome to DiverseU

DiverseU provides a forum for honest dialogue in order to explore the complexities of human experience, promote understanding, and create community through the practice of civil discourse.


The University of Montana’s 16th Annual Diversity Symposium, DiverseU, will take place November 2-4, 2021. Diversity at The University of Montana is an essential component of academic excellence and DiverseU provides an opportunity to contribute to the diversity efforts at UM. This is a campus-wide series of events focused on topics of diversity and promoting civil discourse. Students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members discuss, present, perform, and exhibit art throughout the event. The DiverseU experience gives you an even broader platform to share your ideas, research, and art in a flexible format. We are accepting workshop and research presentations, poetry and short story readings,  discussion topics, art pieces, lectures, vignettes, dances, and more.

The deadline for submitting proposals is Monday, October 18, 2021. The proposal form can be found here or by typing https://umt.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6ECb0eYOZO0v5RA in your web browser.  If you have any questions about DiverseU, please contact Adrianne Smith at Adrianne.smith@umontana.edu .

Letter from the President

At the University of Montana, we commit to fully realizing our bold promise to provide broad access for people to reach their full potential. By cultivating a diverse and inclusive learning environment that supports the success of each individual, we foster an academic community rich with creativity, innovation, and discovery. Diversity and inclusion are cornerstones of academic excellence and of our students' future success as members of diverse communities. We therefore seek diversity in all of its forms, actively listening to and learning from others and openly building a learning environment that respects and values difference.

- President Seth Bodnar