An Event for New Students Husker Dialogues

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If you have a disability and are requesting accommodations for Husker Dialogues, please email huskerdialogues@unl.edu. Requests for American Sign Language interpreters must be submitted by August 31st.

Incoming first-year students participate in Husker Dialogues, a diversity and inclusion event designed to introduce first-year students to tools they can use to engage in meaningful conversations to help create an inclusive Husker community.

Students will attend the 2022 Husker Dialogues from 7:00 PM-8:30 PM on the following dates:
September 6, 7, 13, and 14 - Nebraska City Union

September 8 - Nebraska East Union

September 15 - Virtual
Please log in using https://go.unl.edu/virtualhd at 6:45 PM to test your technology. The event will begin promptly at 7:00 PM!

Husker Dialogues is led by students, faculty, and staff who have the great responsibility of serving as conversation guides to facilitate the discussion between students.

If you are a first-year student,
you can learn more about participating here.

Husker Dialogues gave me an outlet to share my story in a setting where I normally wouldn't get the chance to. It was thought provoking to hear others' stories as well reinforce my own.
Comments from participants of Husker Dialogues, 2022

Among the 1083 students who responded to the follow-up survey:

  • 93.53%

    students agreed that the student stories increased their awareness of diversity in the campus community.

  • 74.43%

    students found the event thought provoking.

  • 98.52%

    students agreed that the conversation guides promoted respectful discussion.

  • 93.26%

    students agreed that they will attend an event focused on diversity and inclusion in the next year.

  • 89.56%

    students agreed that learning about diversity and inclusion is important in their university experience.

  • 82%

    students felt more confident in discussing diversity and inclusion issues.

Husker Dialogues Event Surveys, 2022

A lot of really good information that expressed community and the willingness to take the first step to meet people and put yourself out there.
Comments from participants of Husker Dialogues, 2022

Committees

To ensure the success of this event, we need volunteers — faculty, staff, and students — to serve on our committees. If you possess excellent interpersonal communication skills and want to work toward creating a welcoming environment for all UNL students, we need your help in the following committees.

Husker Conversation Guides

Husker Conversation Trainers

Logistics

Student Experience

Marketing and Communication

Committee Information
Just be yourself and make the most out of the opportunity. You never know what meeting a new person or people can lead to.
Comments from participants of Husker Dialogues, 2022