Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Observances

On the third Monday in January, our nation commemorates the life and memory of the great civil rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Jackson College, like many other institutions of higher education around the nation, utilizes the national holiday as a day of bringing awareness to, reflecting on and honoring the commitment, the life, and the legacy of this national hero. As an institution of education, we want to enhance the legacy and reflect on the things that were important to King — diversity and equality for all the citizens of these United States.

Jackson College deeply respects and honors the life of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Initiatives to demonstrate Jackson College’s commitment include:

  • The College established the Woodrow Wilson Multicultural Center, understanding the importance for students of color having a place on campus where they could feel most welcomed, and committing staff and budget for it.
  • The College established and annually funds two of the most well-known and respected multicultural student leadership groups in the nation, the Men of Merit and Sisters of Strength. Close to 1,000 students have participated in these groups, and over 100 other institutions of higher education have benchmarked this initiative.