College Speakers


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

Laverne Cox
(3 ratings)

Award-Winning Transgender Actress, Producer & Equal Rights Advocate

Chella Man
(2 ratings)

Transgender Model, Activist & Artist

Geena Rocero
(4 ratings)

Transgender Model & Advocate; Founder of Gender Proud

Alex Newell
(1 rating)

Actor & Singer Known for "Glee"

Staceyann Chin
(2 ratings)

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

Tamika D. Mallory
(3 ratings)

Social Justice Leader & Movement Strategist

Wanda Sykes

Emmy Award-Winning Comedian, Actress & Author

Yoruba Richen
(2 ratings)

Award-Winning Documentary Filmmaker; Known For 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"

Carson Kressley

TV Personality & Fashion Designer; Best Known for "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy"

George Takei
(1 rating)

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

Ijeoma Oluo
(4 ratings)

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

Lena Waithe

Emmy Award-Winning Screenwriter, Producer & Actress

Jason Collins
(1 rating)

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

Chaz Bono

Transgender, LGBTQ Rights Advocate, Author, Speaker

LZ Granderson

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