What We Do

The Holmes Cultural Diversity Center works to enhance the cultural experiences of students at Mississippi State University. The center provides services through the programs and events offered each year. The dialogues, workshops, and cross-cultural programming offered by HCDC are geared towards leadership and identity development, mentorship, and student success. 


The Holmes Cultural Diversity Center strives to enhance the college experience of students at Mississippi State University. As a “home away from home” for students, the center is committed to cultivating a welcoming and inclusive environment that supports underrepresented student populations. Ultimately, we are dedicated to aligning retention factors by creating opportunities to implement holistic approaches to student success and degree attainment.  Additionally, we support students by connecting them to resources and opportunities that assist them in growing intellectually, developing personally and professionally, and improving their overall well-being. We aim to cultivate equitable pathways that empower students to learn, live, and lead in a global and ever-changing world.


1.    Promote student success by increasing the recruitment and retention of underrepresented student populations.
2.    Develop communities of support, involvement, and advocacy for underrepresented students.
3.    Provide educational opportunities for the university to foster a culture of access, opportunity and success
4.    Implement and develop a structure to holistically assess the outcomes of the center’s programs and experiences of students.