Diversity Gala

The 23rd Annual CECP GSO Diversity Gala will be held on Saturday, May 4, 2024, in the Alumni Memorial Union (AMU) Ballroom.

Register today.  Online registration closes on April 29.

Each spring, the Counselor Education & Counseling Psychology Graduate Student Organization (CECP GSO) hosts the Diversity Gala, an event held to celebrate diversity and recognize scholarship recipients. In an effort to endorse the department’s commitment to diversity and social justice, the CECP GSO established a scholarship to assist in the recruitment and retention of graduate students from diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds. 

The CECP GSO Diversity Scholarship funds an annual award for an incoming or current CECP graduate student who identifies as an ethnic or racial minority. Since its inception in 2001, the scholarship has supported over 30 counseling students in completing their programs in the College of Education.

Mr. Tom Farley, LPC will join us at the 2024 CECP GSO Diversity Gala as the keynote speaker on Saturday, May 4th to share his story on Mental Health. 


Mr. Farley is a Professional Relations Coordinator at Rosecrane responsible for arranging community activities and developing business relationships in southern Wisconsin.  Tom is a nationally known advocate for prevention, treatment, and recovery.  Along with previously running a nonprofit substance use prevention Chris Farley Foundation, he also served on the Dane County Human Services Board.

Support the Department of Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology (CECP) and its students through sponsorship of the Diversity Gala.

Please help spread the word to your networks about making a gift to the CECP Graduate Student Organization Diversity (GSO) Scholarship Fund. Visit the online giving webpage, select “other fund designation” and type in CECP GSO Diversity Scholarship.