The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is proud to host and sponsor a number of events and dialogues throughout the year that educate and celebrate the diversity of our campus community. To learn more, please visit our blog at

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Observance 

Since the inaugural Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Observance at UMSL on January 18, 1988, our campus community has celebrated the life, legacy and message of Dr. King with prolific speakers, inspiring music, song and dance, and the presentation of scholarships. We invite you to explore past events and join us for future observances each January.

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UMSL Trailblazer Ceremony

For more than two decades, the University of Missouri–St. Louis Trailblazer Ceremony has honored, celebrated and uplifted the achievements of exceptional women who have paved the way for others both on campus and throughout the entire St. Louis region. The university honors the exceptional women who continue to "blaze trails." 

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UMSL CommUNITY Conversation Series

In summer 2020, ODEI launched the UMSL CommUNITY Conversation Series. The series are a collaborative effort designed to raise awareness and to provide continued dialogue around race,  intersectionality of identities, the importance of language, cultural empowerment and social justice, to name a few. 

Racial Unity Gathering

Stop the Hate