Fall 2015

Graduate Research Symposium

The Graduate Student Research Symposium is an event for graduate students to display ongoing or completed research studies (e.g., thesis, research paper or project, etc.). It is a great opportunity for graduate students to showcase their presentation and research skills before an audience of current and prospective students, as well as faculty and administrators.

Submission Details

There will be two formats in which students will be able to present at the Graduate Student Research Symposium. The first format will be by preparing a poster presentation, and the second format will be by preparing a PowerPoint presentation. Spaces are limited. You can find the proposal template here.

The Graduate Student Research Symposium is open to residential graduate students, but we will also be doing a pilot launch with students in the online Counseling and Psychology programs.

The Symposium is an academic competition. As such, awards will be granted to first and second place winners in the following categories: Poster presentations, Social Science presentations, Hard Science presentations, Arts and Humanities presentations, and Online Counseling Tract presentations. The tentative judging rubrics can be viewed here: Posters and Presentations.

Important Dates

  • Friday, October 9 - One paragraph proposal due (250-400 words)
  • Friday, October 16 - Notification of accepted proposals
  • Friday, October 23 - Draft layout of poster/PowerPoint due

Click here for more important details about dates.

Event Details

The Graduate Student Research Symposium is open to the public for viewing. Light refreshments and drinks will be provided for presenters.

  • Date: Thursday, November 5
  • Time: 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Location: Jerry Falwell Library, Lower Atrium and Terrace Conference Rooms

Proposal Submission Instructions

1) On the right-hand side of this page, in the margin, click on “Submit Proposal.” Create an account if necessary.

2) On the next page, fill out all of the relevant information, including the title, proposal type, presenter information, faculty mentor information, and degree information.

  • Proposal types include: Poster, Presentation (Residential), and Presentation (Online Tract).*
  • You must include a faculty mentor who is willing to verify that your research is worthy of inclusion in the Symposium.
  • You will upload your proposal as a document and it should reflect the instructions of the proposal template found under the "Submission Guidelines" heading of this page.
  • 3) Once you have completed all fields, submit your proposal at the bottom of the page. You will receive an email and further instructions if your proposal is accepted. Please note the pertinent dates listed on this page.

    *Please note that the online tract is only open to Psychology and Counseling students. Further requirements of participation in the online tract can be found here.


    Do you want to publish your research? Students who present at the symposium are invited to submit a final draft paper to be considered for publication in Fidei et Veritatis: The Liberty University Journal of Graduate Research.

    For more information, visit the Graduate Research Symposium website. If you have any questions, email Sam Landa at gradsymposium@liberty.edu.

Browse the contents of Fall 2015:

Poster Presentations (Library Lower Atrium)
Online Presentations (Active Learning Classroom)
Terrace Conference Room B Presentations
Terrace Conference Room A Presentations