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Signature Programs

Minority Welcome Week

This week takes place the first month of the fall semester. The programs during the week target minority incoming students to help them with their transition to college. During the week, students hear from speakers, learn about the Multicultural Center, student organizations to join, and campus resources and services that will help them during their journey as an ASU student.

Hispanic Heritage Month

The Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration recognizes and honors the contributions Hispanics continue to make in the world. The celebration is held September 15-October 15 and consists of a keynote speaker, a mixer, an art display, and a forum that addresses issues that affect the Hispanic community.

LGBT Lecture Series

The LGBT Lecture Series is held during LGBT History Month in October.  The series includes speakers that discuss various topics concerning the LGBT community.  Additionally, there are educational and social programs, and initiatives that are co- sponsored by the Gay-Straight Alliance student organization to celebrate the LGBT community.

Multicultural Center Graduation Reception

This semi-annual program, held in the fall and spring, recognizes minority, international, and non-traditional students that graduate in December, May, and August. During the ceremony, graduates receive an ASU lapel pin and a free year membership into the ASU Alumni Association and the Strong-Turner Alumni Chapter.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

This week-long celebration commemorates the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through a series of events including the Northeast Arkansas MLK Celebration, a candlelight vigil, a performance or keynote speaker, and concludes with a service project co-sponsored by Volunteer ASU.

Black History Month Celebration

Celebrated during the month of February, Black History Month programs and events celebrate the culture, accomplishments, and sacrifices of African Americans throughout the world. The celebration includes nationally-known speakers, a gospel celebration, an art exhibit, and a soul food dinner co-sponsored by the Strong-Turner Alumni chapter.

Women’s History Month Conference

Women’s History Month is celebrated in March and pays homage to women in history and women who currently make an impact in today’s society. The Women’s History Month Conference includes engaging and interactive workshops that address women’s issues concerning education, careers, families, health, and personal image. The conference’s “ Living Legends Luncheon” features a prominent keynote speaker, and one woman is recognized for her outstanding contributions to the ASU and/or Jonesboro communities.