Upcoming Events

LGBT History Month

Oct 1 (All Day) – Oct 31 (All Day)

In honor of National LGBT History Month, the Holmes Cultural Diversity Center and various organizations will host events to support and celebrate LGBTQ+ rights and showcase love for the community. It is also a great opportunity to recognize roots, somber moments, victories, and diversity within the LGBTQ+ community. Please click here to check out the LGBT History Month Calendar.

Mississippi State University


Latinx Preview Day

Oct 23 @ 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

The Latinx Preview Day hosted by the Holmes Cultural Diversity Center and Office of Admissions and Scholarships is a one day exploration day for hispanic/Latinx students in grades 9-12.  This special visit is designed to provide an avenue for students to explore campus, learn about academic and non-academic resources, and engage with current Hispanic/Latinx students, faculty, and staff on campus.  

Across Campus


Ryan Sallans: Improving Trans Inclusivity on Campus

Oct 24 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Ryan Sallans, an international transgender speaker and consultant, conducts a training designed to assist staff, faculty, and students in understanding current obstacles on college and university campuses that transgender students and employees face. By pinpointing these barriers, this training will assist attendees in establishing steps toward creating a welcoming environment. Please register here.

Foster Ballroom U, Colvard Student Union


International Education Week 2018

Nov 12 (All Day) – Nov 16 (All Day)

The worldwide celebration of International Education Week offers unique opportunities for people on campus and in Starkville to interact with people from all around the world and get to know their cultures and experiences to develop broader understanding of  our global society today. We encourage students especially to get out of your comfort zones, explore the world, and find new possibilities in you and your future. For more information, please contact HCDC at kmamiya@saffairs.msstate.edu and click here to check the event calendar. 

Mississippi State University


Dr. Rashida Braggs: Performing Jazz Diasporas from Africa to the U.S. to France

Nov 13 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Historian, performer, and Associate Professor in Africana Studies, Dr. Rashida K. Braggs, will discuss her most recent book, Jazz Diasporas: Race, Music and Migration in Post-World War II Paris, that considers negotiations of power and culture as African American jazz musicians sought new opportunities and when they migrated to Paris in the 1940s.

Robert and Freda Harrison Auditorium, Giles Hall