Student Organizations

HCDC is home to several diverse student organizations. Learn more about them and what is happening at Mississippi State University!

Students take part in a candlelit ceremony to honor Martin Luther King Jr.

Black Student Association

The Black Student Association is an umbrella organization to help African American student organizations achieve their missions, purposes, and goals.

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Members of Black Voices sing on the steps of Lee Hall

Black Voices

Established more than four decades ago, Back Voices is a Mississippi State group devoted to serving the spiritual needs of university and local communities through gospel music performances.

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A student celebrates the International Festival next to Chadwick Lake

HCDC Visionary

HCDC Visionary is an online interactive website created to inform the campus and area communities about the work and mission of the Holmes Cultural Diversity Center.

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Young women participate in IDEAL Woman Program sponsored "Pamper Me"

I.D.E.A.L. Woman Program

This program focuses on encouraging and motivating women to establish and use leadership skills that will not only enhance themselves, but all those they come in contact with.

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Students dance at the International Fiesta

International Student Advisory Board

ISAB works to provide programming, initiatives, and policies designed to improve international students’ overall university experience.

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Students enjoy "Salsa in the Streets"

Latino Student Association

The Latino Student Association exist to bring the Hispanic and Latino culture together at Mississippi State University.

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A pride flag waves in the wind

LGBTQ + Union

LGBTQ+ Union is a student activist organization open to all members of the LGBTQ+ community and allies, focused on promoting a culture of equality, diversity, and inclusion on campus.

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National flags stand side by side

LINC Program

The Linking Internationals in the Community program developed to foster cross-cultural learning, increase diversity awareness, and provide a support system for Mississippi State international students.

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Students attend a speaking event

Men of Excellence Program

The Men of Excellence Program works to encourage confidence, integrity, self-respect, and networking opportunities within the educational, industrial, and recreational communities.

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New Maroon Camp

New Maroon Camp is a week-long student led retreat that prepares first year students for the transition to Mississippi State University. At New Maroon Camp, students learn what it really means to be a Mississippi State Bulldog. This includes giving students the opportunity to experience and learn about MSU history & traditions (the cowbell, the Chapel of Memories, etc.), meet other incoming students, and gain insight into their first year as an official Bulldog -- all while moving in to their residence hall six days early!

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The Safe Zone board

Safe Zone Advisory Board

Safe Zone is a campus-wide program that promotes a welcoming and safe community for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer students, faculty, and staff.

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