Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Celebration | LSU Office of Multicultural Affairs

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Celebration

The annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Celebration highlights and memorializes the work, accomplishments, and legacy of one of the greatest Civil Rights and African American leaders in modern history. The Celebration, organized by the collective efforts of students, faculty and staff led committees, conceptualizes and executes a series of events to engage the LSU and greater Baton Rouge community on actualizing Dr. King's ideals of social justice, non-violence, education, and service. Please check @lsumlkweek on Instagram for updates.

2023 Schedule

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MLK Day of Service

The volunteer registration for the 2023 MLK Day of Service is closed. We are not accepting volunteers who have not pre-registered. Please check Fall 2023 for the 2023 volunteer opportunities.

Each year, LSU students, staff, and community members make it "a day on, not a day off" and engage in service projects through MLK Day of Service. Your participation is key to our impactful service. Please complete this form to participate as a volunteer.

Volunteers are required to register in advance.

Service project assignments will be given out during check-in. Free volunteer t-shirts will be provided, first come, first serve.

Date: Monday, January 16, 2023

Meeting Location: LSU Student Union Ballroom


7:30 AM - 8:00 AM Volunteer Check-in

8:00 AM Welcome

8:30 AM Buses depart from LSU to different Baton Rouge communities for service projects.

9:00 AM - 12:30 PM Service projects

1:00 PM Buses return to LSU. Grab-and-go lunch will be available in the LSU Student Union Ballroom.

If you have any questions, please contact us at (225) 578-4339 or oma@lsu.edu.



unity reception

MLK Unity Celebration

Date: Thursday, January 19, 2023

This invite is invitation only. This year's event will be at Southern University. Louisiana State University will be hosting the MLK Unity Celebration in January 2024.

The MLK Unity Celebration is a time-honored tradition joining together Louisiana State University, Southern University, and Baton Rouge Community College for a celebration and commitment to the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

During the MLK Unity Reception, we proudly recognize the contributions of our leaders with a keynote address, encourage our student leaders to reflect on their role in resolving critical community issues and to take initiative in enhancing unity among diverse groups within our community.

MLK Food Drive

The 2023 MLK Food Drive has an ABC theme: Anything but Cans. We are asking LSU student organizations to contribute to our campus's food insecurity. Organizations will collect items from Tuesday, January 17th - Tuesday, January 31st throughout campus. Anyone can donate. The organization that donates the most items will be recognized!


Suggested Items to Collect:

Non-perishable snack foods


Baking supplies

Shelf stable milk