SVSU takes great pride in the variety of programs offered that explore and embrace "differences" among people. Listed below are many of the events provided for the betterment of our University and the surrounding area.
This annual program takes place during Black History Month and is an opportunity for current SVSU students to network with alumni and engage in a panel discussion on preparing for post-college life.
As a special event, the Office of Diversity Programs in collaboration with the Marketplace at Doan bring together various recipes prepared by faculty and staff as well as local chefs from the Great Lakes Bay Region. The event invites faculty, staff, students and the community to experience the African-American culture’s food.
Equity Within the Classroom Conference is hosted annually as a collaborative effort between Michigan's KCP Initiative and the state's public and independent colleges and universities. With guest speakers that provide new perspectives, new ideas, and encourage open new ways of thinking.
The Diversity Advisory Council was established in 2003 and its membership is comprised of a slice of the community at-large representing Bay, Midland and Saginaw Counties. The Diversity Council’s role is to: • Serve as supporters and community ambassadors for SVSU diversity and inclusion initiatives in the Great Lakes Bay Region, and • Make recommendations in an effort to increase connections with the minority community and identify areas related to diversity and inclusion such as, recruitment, retention, campus climate, outreach, policies and procedures.
This annual event is a celebration of the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. and a recognition of youth in the Great Lakes Bay Region. The community foundations, collectively, have established and implemented a scholarship opportunity to be awarded to high school seniors across the region who have demonstrated Dr. King's teachings. Previously, the community foundations have awarded as many as (15) $1,000 scholarships. The event is free and open to the public.