Hexagons in purple, GT gold, blues and greens. The text reads MLK Campus Celebration.
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Campus Celebration Committee

The Office of the Vice President of Institute Diversity chairs the campus-wide Martin Luther King Jr. Campus Celebration Committee. Co-chairs represent Ivan Allan College, Student Diversity Programs, Government & Community Relations and the Student Center. In addition, other faculty, staff and students serve on the committee. The Committee has worked diligently to make the campus celebration worthy of an institution of higher education situated in the city that played an integral role in the Civil Rights Movement.

Since its inception in 2011, the Committee has hosted notable speakers like the honorable Julian Bond, Ms. Myrlie Evers-Williams, Martin Luther King, III, Rwandan diplomat and current Permanent Representative of Rwanda to the United Nations – His Excellency, Ambassador Euge᷃ne-Richard Gasana, Joy-Ann Reid, Yamachie Alcindor, and Nikole Hannah Jones.

The campus-wide celebration features a key-note speaker, Student Celebration, MLK Day of Service, Civil Rights Tour and a Sunday Supper – a day where students who have participated in MLK campus events come together over a meal to discuss the true meaning of the holiday and what they took away.

For more information and if you're interested in serving on the Committee, please email the Inclusion Advocacy & Support Collective.

MLK 2022 female student speaker

MLK Student Celebration

On Thursday, January 18, 2024, we will host our 14th Annual MLK Student Celebration; an event that always attracts a diverse group of individuals from the Georgia Tech Community.

During the celebration, attendees will have the privilege of hearing energized student speakers who participated in a highly selective application process. In addition, several student organizations will also provide entertainment through spoken word, stepping, singing, dance, and various other cultural celebrations. The celebration then culminates with student organizations lighting a candle on behalf of Dr. King. After the formal celebration, a reception will follow to show appreciation for all guests in attendance and talk about the meaning of the holiday. 

The MLK Student Celebration will be held in The Ferst Center of the Arts from 7-9 p.m. and will be emceed by The Ramblin' Royalty.

We hope you can join us for this special occasion!

MLK Student Board Chairs and Committees 2023-24

The Office of Student Diversity Programs is accepting applications for MLK Student Board Committee Co-chairs and committee members.

The MLK Student Board plans programs and activities that focus on the principals inspired by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Previous boards planned and implemented several events including, but not limited to, the MLK Student Celebration, the Civil Rights Tour to Birmingham, Selma and Montgomery, Al, the Breaking Free from Poverty 5K Walk/Run, and Forces Behind the Movement. Each Student Board decides the programs and activities for the year.

Applications are due Friday, September 15th.

  • MLK Student Board Co-chair (2)
  • MLK Student Celebration Committee Co-chair (2) and committee members
  • The MLK Advertising Committee Co-chair (2) and committee members
  • Civil Rights Trip Committee Co-chair (2) and committee members
  • Cultural Performance Committee Co-chair (2) and committee members

Committee members will work under the chairs of their choosing. They will assist their chairs with completing tasks related to their duties. Committee members will report and meet with their chair as needed throughout the year.