Identities Project
Identities Project


The Identities Project is a student affairs sponsored cross-campus collaboration with the Diversity Committee, Breaking Barriers Diversity Club, and other campus entities that provides opportunities for our community to explore and discuss gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, social class, ethnicity, and other facets of identity through intentionally-reflective civil dialogues, lectures, documentaries with discussions, and other programs.  All are welcome and encouraged to attend these free events.


Thursday Sept 12
7-8:30 pm
FAC Main Theater

Tara Westover
D.B. Reinhart Ethics Lecture with Tara Westover, Author of Educated

Tara Westover is the author of Educated, Viterbo's 2019 Common Read. Born in Idaho to a father opposed to public education, she was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. 

Join the Viterbo community for this free lecture, paired with the 2019 common read of Educated. 

Sept 17

Constitution Day
Constitution Day Event

Join the Identities Project for Viterbo's annual Constitution Day event! More details to follow.

Sept 24 
7-8:30 pm
Nursing 196

Men in Nursing and Women in STEM: The Gender Binary in Professional Settings

Join our panel as they share their experiences working in traditionally gendered careers.

Sept 26 
3:30-5 pm
Nursing 101

Identity and the Media: Discovery or Distortion?

Where are you getting your information? Are you able to identify bias in reporting? Join us as we examine a current news story through the lens of multiple news outlets to see which identities are pulled out, and the stories that are formed as a result. 

Oct 1

Take Back the Night (in partnership with UWL and TC)

Take Back The Night Events have been documented in over 36 countries, in over 800 communities, with more locations taking a stand every year.  We have reached over 30 million people with our message of strength and support, and our commitment to ending sexual violence. Join the tri-campus community as we participate in this national initiative. 

Oct 8
7-8:30 pm
Nursing 196

Hunger and Homelessness in College Students

In a 2017 survey, 20% of college students reported being hungry, and 13% homeless. Learn about food deserts, housing inequality, and other pieces of this puzzle. We’ll learn about the problems, both nationally and locally, resources available to those struggling, and what we can do to make a difference. Join the conversation at free event, which promises to be engaging and educating! 

Oct 23

fresh check
Fresh Check Day (hosted by the PROMISE Committee)

Join the PROMISE Committee for Viterbo's first Fresh Check Day!

Fresh Check Day is an uplifting mental health promotion and suicide prevention event that includes interactive expo booths, peer-to-peer messaging, support of multiple campus departments and groups, free food, entertainment, and exciting prizes and giveaways.

Oct 24
7-8:30 pm
Nursing 196

end of life
Civil Dialogue on End of Life Care


Nov 7 
7-8:30 pm
Nursing 196

anti sem
Panel on Anti-Semitism


Nov 19
7-8:30 pm
Nursing 196

current event
Civil Dialogue on Current Event

Join us as a panel of Viterbo and La Crosse community members discusses a current news event (to be determined closer to the date) from a variety of perspectives and opinions. Refreshments will be provided. All are welcome to join in the conversation! 

Dec 5
7-8:30 pm
Nursing 196
SGA's Documentary and Discussion

Join Student Government Association for a free documentary screening and talk-back. Snacks will be provided, and all are welcome to this free event.