SCS Status Quo

Redefining Boldness: It's time to take action and Change the Status Quo!

The Center for Service in Action is excited to announce the 17th Annual Change the Status Quo Conference on February 22 and 23rd, 2019 with the theme Redefining Boldness. This conference aims to empower students to use the Learn by Doing spirit to challenge social norms, ask critical questions, demand solutions and make lasting social change. Through guest speakers, inspiring workshops, and engaging sessions, students will gain the knowledge needed to learn how they can be bold and take ownership of their role in moving the needle with regard to social change. Now is the time to shift our culture, now is the time to look deep within our biases, now is the time to disrupt our patterns, to change systems… now is the time to redefine boldness and change the status quo.

New this year, Change the Status Quo is excited to offer our first Whiteness Symposium.  This is a series of workshops designed specifically for white people to build self- awareness, knowledge of power, privilege, and difference, and skills for anti-racist practice and community building. Participants will be able to examine their own identities and biases while also working with other white people to take on work for racial justice.  Activities will include personal reflection, small and large group dialogue, and experiential activities exploring topics such as the meaning of whiteness, power and privilege, resolving guilt and shame, examining structural and institutional racism, and the lifelong practice of developing anti-racist practice and identity.  

Interested in hosting a CSQ Workshop?

Click here for the Workshop Proposal Form!  Workshop sessions will occur from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23. Sessions will be sorted into tracks based on subject matter and content of your workshop. Faculty, staff, students, alumni, community partners and elected officials are invited to present on an array of topics during an hour-long workshop during the main event on Saturday. Please submit your completed Workshop Proposal Form to by Sunday January 27, at 11:59 p.m.

Looking to Register?

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If you are interested in joining the conference planning committee or have other questions regarding CSQ please email

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