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Are You Good Brother?

A support group for Black men seeking a supporting and positive therapeutic forum to build community, connect, and discuss issues affecting the community.

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Be You at MSU

A bi-weekly workshop based on The Queer and Transgender Resilience Workbook: Skills for Navigating Sexual Orientation and Gender Expression written by Dr. Anneliese A. Singh. It is designed to help LGBTQ+ students develop understanding of their identities and practical skills to enhance resilience. 

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Black History Month (February)

Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements of Black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of Blacks in the history of our country. We work with Black History Month Committee to sponsor an entire month of programs and events.

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Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15th – October 15th)

Hispanic Heritage Month is a platform to recognize the contributions made and the important presence of Hispanic and Latinx people to the United States and the university and learn and celebrate their heritages and cultures. 

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Interfaith Dialogues

Interfaith Dialogues provide opportunities for people from diverse religious backgrounds on campus to engage in conversation to learn about and respect different religions and affiliated organizations.

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International Education Week (3rd Week of November)

International Education Week offers opportunities through various events for the campus community and the city of Starkville to interact with people from all around the world and learn about their cultures and experiences to develop broader understanding of our global society. 

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International Fiesta

A day of cultural exchange and entertainment. Student organizations, departments, and other communities in Starkville will have displays and food booths indicative of their countries and cultures. The main stage offers various entertaining performances of dance, music, and fashion. Click here to look at the program from 2023.

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International Student Insight Days

Days of various orientation programs designed to help new international students to start their first semester smoothly. Students will learn about services, policies, and procedures of the university and build friendships with other students.

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International Student Liaison Program

A program in which current students support new international students before their arrival and during the orientation. The goal is to help new international students have a smooth transition and adjust to campus life as well as to make the orientation more interactive and build connections.

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Latinx Preview Day

 Latinx Preview Day is one day exploration day for Latinx students in grades 9-12 from schools across the state of Mississippi. It provides an avenue for students to explore the campus, learn about academic and non-academic resources, and engage with current students to envision themselves in secondary education.  

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LINC (Linking International Students in the Community) Program

LINC Program helps international students become part of the larger “Bulldog Family”. Each international student is paired with a local family/mentor or student mentor as a support system. Participants engage with various events together to develop relationships as well as enhance multicultural awareness.

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Each year HCDC joins the nation in commemorating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We support the annual MLK Day Unity Breakfast through partnership with the Office of Inclusive Excellence.

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Safe Zone Advisory Board

Safe Zone Advisory Board consisting of faculty, staff, and students works to create inclusive and affirming environments for LGBTQ+ students, faculty, and staff through various educational training and workshops.

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State of Black Men Symposium

A bi-annual symposium offers various discussions of relevant issues from the perspective of male minority students. Students can develop knowledge and skills that are tailored for them to pursue academic and professional goals at the university and beyond. 

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Unity Month (April)

Unity Month is an opportunity to share different views, perspectives, and cultures. Various programs and events will foster an atmosphere of learning about the contributions of others and celebrate the dynamics of diversity and inclusion.

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V.O.I.C.E. (Validating Oppressed Feelings Through Inclusive Collective Experiences)

V.O.I.C.E. is a support group partnership with Student Counseling Services which provides a safe space that encourages open dialogue about lived experiences of Black folx. V.O.I.C.E. is offered to students on a weekly basis.

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Women’s History Month (March)

Women’s History Month offers programs organized by various units on campus to highlight achievements, contributions, and experiences of women to the history and our current society in pursuit of greater gender equality.