LSU African American Cultural Center to Host Eighth Annual Multicultural Student Leadership Conference

09/12/2014 02:46 PM

BATON ROUGE – The LSU African American Cultural Center will host its eighth annual Multicultural Student Leadership Conference, or MSLC, on Saturday, Oct. 11, from 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. in the LSU Business Education Complex.

The conference is free and open to all LSU undergraduate and graduate students. It is the only leadership conference on campus that focuses on various components of diversity while incorporating leadership competency skill sets. Students from surrounding Louisiana universities and colleges are also welcome to attend.

During the conference, participants will be able to select from various engaging and interactive workshops to attend that will not only enhance their leadership skills but that will also challenge their awareness in reference to a variety of areas of diversity.

Specialized conference tracks and session topics include race and ethnicity; gender and sexuality; women in leadership; privilege and socioeconomic status; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questing, or LGBTQ; alliances and allies; student-athlete leaders; spirituality and religion; and many more.

The second half of the conference will feature a keynote address by David Sickey. He is a member of the 909-member Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana, a federally recognized Native American Tribe located in Southwest Louisiana. He serves as a member of the Tribe’s elected governing body, the Tribal Council. He is also a member of the LSU Office of Diversity’s National Diversity Advisory Board, or NDAB.

MSLC is co-sponsored by the LSU Office of Multicultural Affairs, the Cox Communications Academic Center for Student-Athletes, LSU Women’s Center, LSU Olinde Career Center and the E. J. Ourso College of Business.

Students interested in attending MSLC may register online at Conference participants will receive complimentary breakfast and lunch, a conference t-shirt and a commemorative booklet.

For more information on the Multicultural Student Leadership Conference, please contact the LSU African American Cultural Center at 225-578-1627 or



Tara  Kistler 
LSU Media Relations

Posted on Friday, September 12, 2014