Awards and Programs

The Office for Institutional Diversity and Inclusion coordinates university-wide programs that honor contributions made by individuals who have dedicated their life's work to civil rights, equity and justice. MSU faculty, staff, and students are recognized for their exceptional and innovative contributions toward advancing diversity, equity and inclusion.

With the support of IDI, programs are developed by committees, and MSU students, faculty and staff are invited to participate as volunteers on any of the committees listed on this website. 

Committee Program Requirements

Committees are required to follow the Program Planning and Operating Procedures Manual, download and then fill out the Program Proposal Form and Budget Proposal Form.

If you have any questions, email or call the main office (517) 353-4563.

Photo and video consent

Photography and video recording can occur at awards programs, where people in the background may be captured on camera. At MSU, we value consent and will be thoughtful in considering the use of such photography, filming and/or recording in any university use. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact

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Project 70-60

Join the campus-wide, year-long recognition of the Brown v. Board of Education 70th anniversary and Civil Rights Act 60th anniversary at MSU.


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MSU Juneteenth Celebration

Register for the 2024 Juneteenth celebration on June 14.


Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Commemorative Celebration

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

Learn more about MSU's commemoration

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 

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

Excellence in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Awards

The EDEIA program recognizes the exceptional and innovative contributions of students, staff, and faculty in advancing diversity, equity and inclusion. 

Learn more

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César E. Chávez and Dolores Huerta Celebration

Held to honor the labor leader and civil rights activists' life and work, join community on March 25 for afternoon workshops and dinner at the Kellogg Center. All events are free.

Join the celebration 

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Institutional Diversity and Inclusion Speaker Series

On April 1, join IDI for a conversation with Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer Jabbar R. Bennett, Ph.D., and Dr. Bryan MicKinley Jones Brayboy, dean of Northwestern University School of Education and Social Policy and the Carlos Montezuma Professor of Education and Social Policy, for his talk on Indigenous Knowledge Systems.

Register for the event