Enhancing the cultural college experience of students at Mississippi State University! 

The Holmes Cultural Diversity Center is named after Dr. Richard E. Holmes, the first African American alumnus. He made history by becoming the first African American to enroll at Mississippi State University in July 1965. Completing his Bachelor at MSU, he would later go on to attend Michigan State Medical School and receive a Doctor of Medicine degree. In 1991, MSU recognized Holmes’ campus achievements and medical career by naming the University’s Multicultural Center in his honor.


 Lavender Graduation Registration

Please join the Holmes Cultural Diversity Center, LGBTQ+ Union, and Safe Zone Advisory Board for MSU's very first Lavender Graduation. This event is a way for the university to honor LGBTQ+ students who are graduating and acknowledge their achievements and contributions to the university.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Kei Mamiya at kmamiya@saffairs.msstate.edu.

Post-Survey: Safe Zone Ally Training

Thank you very much for attending the Safe Zone Ally Training. Please take a few minutes and participate in our post-survey in order to improve upcoming sessions and programs. Please contatct Kei Mamiya at kmamiya@saffairs.msstate.edu for questions and concerns. To complete the form via OrgSync, please click here.


Safe Zone Ally Training- Our 2nd training is more interactive and focuses on what it means to be an Ally. Increasing Ally confidence in their ability to support the LGBTQ+ community and discussing ideas for creating a safe environment for LGBTQ+ individuals. Those who did not attend the first training on March 7th are also welcome to participate in this training