College Speakers

College Speakers Delivering Powerful Commencement Speeches

The popular college speakers in this category are celebrities, activists, bestselling authors, professional athletes, professors, and motivational speakers who attend campus events across the globe. As leaders in their respective fields, these keynote speakers are in high demand as commencement speakers and guest lecturers. They can take the stage to address graduating students with inspirational messages as well as share their knowledge on business, entrepreneurship, creativity, and innovation in the classroom. These university 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

Geena Rocero
(7 ratings)

Transgender Model & Advocate; Founder of Gender Proud

Alex Newell
(2 ratings)

Grammy Award-Winning Actor & Singer Known for "Glee"

Staceyann Chin
(2 ratings)

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

Ijeoma Oluo
(7 ratings)

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

Tamika D. Mallory
(3 ratings)

Social Justice Leader & Movement Strategist

Yoruba Richen
(2 ratings)

Award-Winning Documentary Filmmaker; Known For TED Talk on the Intersection of Civil Rights & LGBT Rights

Amandla Stenberg

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

Gabrielle Union

Actress, Voice Artist, Activist & Author

Wanda Sykes

Emmy Award-Winning Comedian, Actress & Author

Lena Waithe

Emmy Award-Winning Screenwriter, Producer & Actress

Jason Collins
(2 ratings)

First Openly Gay Player In Major League Sports; Retired NBA Player; Equality Advocate

George Takei
(2 ratings)

Actor, Social Justice Activist & Social Media Mega-Power

MJ Rodriguez
(1 rating)

Actress & Singer; Known for "Pose"; HIV Awareness Advocate

Candice Morgan

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Partner at Google Ventures

LZ Granderson
(1 rating)

CNN & ESPN Columnist; Celebrated Voice on Sports, Race & Gay Rights

Janet Mock
(1 rating)

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