Awards & Programs

The Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives 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.

César E. Chávez Day Commemorative Celebration

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

Learn more about Chavez and his work. 

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. 

Excellence in Diversity Awards

Recognizes the efforts of faculty, staff, and students to create and support an inclusive campus.

Learn more about the awards. 

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.