Fall Black Leadership Symposium

Fall Black Leadership Symposium

November 8, 2018

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Empower Yourself

Your time is now. You have what it takes to lead the way. Challenge yourself to get the work done and create the future you deserve. You were born to learn, to lead and to make your community and the world a better place.

At the 2018 Fall Black Leadership Symposium, you’ll discover the many ways Nebraska can provide all the tools you’ll need to establish your foundation for success. The change you’ll create and the difference you’ll make all start with an education.

Making the commitment to attend the Black Leadership Symposium already means there’s something special in you that is driving you toward success. No matter what your interests are, your future matters at Nebraska, and we’re here with the resources, support and tools to help you on your journey.

By attending this event, you’ll be eligible for the Emerging Leaders tuition scholarship worth $8,000 over the course of four years.

So what are you waiting for? Discover how you can take control of your future, use your strengths, set goals, overcome challenges and make choices now for a better education, future and life. #EmpowerYourself

Register by October 31, 2018.

Event Details

This event is designed with seniors in mind. We’ll show you what college looks like, break down the process and requirements to go to college and give you time to create and knock out your personal statement while you’re here, which you’ll use to qualify for scholarships.

We encourage 9th–11th grade students to attend our Spring Black Symposium on March 26, 2019. Registration opens January 1, 2019.

Transportation will be available from the Omaha area. Please use the transportation dropdown on the registration form if you would like to use the free transportation.

Cost: $5/person*—Sorry, no refunds. Cost includes lunch and t-shirt.

*Fee waiver may be approved for students on free and reduced lunch at school.

The dress for the event is business casual. Please dress accordingly.

This event is sponsored by the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and Union Pacific.

If you are under the age of 18, please have your parents/guardians complete the forms below and bring them with you on the day of the event.


If you have any questions about this event, please contact the Nebraska Office of Admissions at 402-472-2023.


Time Event
8:15 a.m.

Registration & Check-in

Event registration and check-in will begin at 8:15 a.m. in the Ballroom on the second floor of the Nebraska Union (1400 R St.) At check-in, we’ll validate your parking and give you everything you’ll need for your day ahead.

9 a.m.

Welcome to Nebraska

9:30 a.m.

Community Engagement Panel

Successful leaders understand and educate themselves on the ever-changing issues and perspectives within their communities. Regardless of your experiences and knowledge, you should remain committed to challenging yourself to think critically about issues from all angles. This panel will engage community members to explore topics from your perspective and through the lens of others in the community.

10 a.m.

Tell Your Story

Learn more about how to tell your story through words. During this session, you will write a personal statement, the same personal statement that can qualify you for scholarships.

11 a.m.

You Belong Here

Learn more about the admission requirements and application and get all the information you’ll need to prepare for your senior year and the college decision process. Also hear from the Office of Academic Success and Intercultural Services (OASIS) staff on ways to continue your success while on campus.

12 p.m.


Enjoy lunch in one of our on-campus dining halls—the cost will be covered in your $5 registration fee.

1 p.m.

Academic Session

Choose from a variety of academic disciplines and learn more about your fields of interest in these breakout sessions hosted by our academic colleges and departments.

1:30 p.m.

Keynote Speaker

2 p.m.

Bus Dismissal

Students are excused. We’ll dismiss students who traveled by bus according to their transportation groups.

Check-In & Registration