Awards and Programs

The Office for Institutional Diversity and Inclusion coordinates several programs and initiatives that recognize the contributions of MSU faculty, staff and students to support inclusive excellence and celebrate the legacy of important figures in the fight for equality and human rights.

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MSU Juneteenth Celebration

The 2nd annual Michigan State University Juneteenth Celebration will be held on Friday, June 17, 5 - 9 p.m. at the Breslin Center. The celebration's theme of Afrofuturism centers Black history to envision futures of Black liberation.   

Join MSU's Juneteenth Celebration

Excellence in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Awards with Spartan statue in background and the logo of the Office for Institutional Diversity and Inclusion

All-university DEI Awards is accepting nominations

Nominations are now open for the revamped Excellence in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Awards, or EDEIA, through Aug. 31.

Learn about the award

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Institutional Diversity and Inclusion Speaker Series

On March 24, Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer Jabbar R. Bennett, Ph.D., hosted a conversation with Professor Dorinda Carter Andrews to learn about considerations of race and racism in education and learning outcomes.

Access the recording of the event

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Commemorative Celebration

Held each January to celebrate Dr. King’s life and legacy.

Learn more about Dr. King and his legacy 

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship

Awarded to MSU students who are actively involved in social justice and equity activities in their communities.

Learn more about the scholarship 

Dolores Huerta and César E. Chávez Celebration

Held to honor the labor leader and civil rights activist’s life and work.

Learn more about the celebration