The Unity Connections Conference (formerly known as the Unity Week Diversity Symposium) was created by the Unity Week Committee and Student Government Association in 2012 to bring together students, faculty, and staff of Ball State University to learn more about themselves and others as multicultural beings, as well as to celebrate diversity. The Unity Connections Conference is one of the final events of Unity Week 2017 (January 16th – January 21st) which is a week of events dedicated to unifying Ball State and the Muncie community, and has been in existence since 1980.