Fall Black Leadership Symposium

Fall Black Leadership Symposium

November 6, 2019

We Are The Change

You already possess the power within to create positive change in the world. Bring your strengths and collaborate with other high school students at the Black Diversity Leadership Symposia. Explore how to build on your strengths, develop your leadership skills and establish your foundation for success.

Our theme this year, #WeAreTheChange, is focused on meeting you wherever you are on your path. We know with support and guidance, you can to do big things. At Nebraska, we’re all in this together. During the event, you’ll discover the many ways Nebraska can provide the tools you need to establish a strong foundation for success, from learning how to apply to college to engaging with community members on trending issues.

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 people, resources and tools to help you on your path.

By attending this event, you’ll be considered for the Emerging Leaders tuition scholarship worth $2,000 per year (up to $8,000), if you meet the requirements.

So what are you waiting for? Discover how together, we can change the future, build on our strengths, set goals and overcome challenges.

Register by October 30, 2019.

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 scholarship 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 April 15, 2020.

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.

Student Success Sessions

Choose to hear from a variety of student resources available to you at Nebraska. These sessions will help build connections and give you the tools to be successful as a student on campus.

11 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.

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