College Speakers

Activists, ambassadors, authors and legendary athletes, these inspirational university speakers are popular for campus events across the globe. In demand as commencement speakers to inspire students and graduates to embrace the future and chase their dreams, or as guest college speakers on topics such as business, entrepreneurship, or how to build a successful career as an actor or comedian, these top college speakers are sure to entertain and motivate any college crowd.

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Charlene Carruthers

Social Justice Activist, Community Organizer, Founder of BYP100

Jessica Williams

Actress & Comedian; Former Correspondent on "The Daily Show;" Co-Host of the "2 Dope Queens" Podcast

Chella Man
(2 ratings)

Transgender Model, Activist & Artist

Staceyann Chin
(2 ratings)

Spoken Word Poet, Performing Artist & LGBTQ+ Rights Political Activist

Ijeoma Oluo
(3 ratings)

Writer & Social Activist Known for Her Work on Issues of Race and Identity; Author of "So You Want to Talk About Race"

Alex Newell
(1 rating)

Actor & Singer Known for "Glee"

Yoruba Richen
(2 ratings)

Director, Writer & Producer; Known for her TED Talk on the Intersection of Civil Rights & LGBT Rights

Amandla Stenberg

Actor, Singer and Activist; Best Known for "The Hate U Give," "The Hunger Games" & "Everything, Everything"

Geena Rocero
(4 ratings)

Transgender Model & Advocate; Founder of Gender Proud

Tamika D. Mallory
(2 ratings)

Activist, Founder of Mallory Consulting & Former Co-Chair of the Women's March

Wanda Sykes

Emmy Award-Winning Comedian, Actress & Author

Michael W. Twitty
(1 rating)

Culinary Historian & Author

George Takei
(1 rating)

Actor Known for His Role in "Star Trek;" LGBTQ & Japanese-American Civil Rights Activist

Candice Morgan

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Partner at Google Ventures

Lena Waithe

Emmy Award-Winning Screenwriter, Producer & Actress

Janet Mock

Author, Feminist, Transgender Rights Activist, TV Host & Founder of #GirlsLikeUs

Jason Collins
(1 rating)

First Openly Gay Player In Major League Sports, Former NBA Player & Equality Advocate

Xernona Clayton

Creator of the Trumpet Foundation, Civil Rights Leader, Broadcast Executive

Dr. Bernice King
(1 rating)

Minister, Attorney, Author & Daughter of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.