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 at this website. Committees for the 2022-23 academic year will be starting soon.

Committee Program Requirements

Beginning in fall 2022, committees are required to follow the Program Planning and Operating Procedures Manual, download 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.

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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.


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 

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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

Dolores Huerta and César E. Chávez 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.

Join the celebration 

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Institutional Diversity and Inclusion Speaker Series

On April 4, join IDI for a conversation with Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer Jabbar R. Bennett, Ph.D., and Professor Dorothy Roberts to learn about how to end the legacy of racism in medicine.

Register for the event

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MSU Juneteenth Celebration

Save the date for the 2023 Juneteenth celebration on June 16, 2023.

Save the date