Initiatives


Belong-B-Q

The Belong-B-Q is Multicultural Services major event during Welcome Weekend. A combination cookout, information fair, and perforamnce, the Belong-B-Q showcases the wide range of diverse student orgs and resources here at Missouri State University.


Diversity Fund

The Diversity Fund provides financial support to individuals, groups, or student organizations who are aiming to promote diversity and inclusion at Missouri State University. Funding can be allocated for programs, conference travel, or other initiatives students can use to make MSU a more just community.


Multicultural Services Graduation Reception

Held every December and May, these receptions honor graduates who have had a lasting impact on Multicultural Services, our offices, Missouri State University, and the Springfield Community.


Student Transition Education Program (S.T.E.P.)

S.T.E.P was created to assist Latinx students applying for and transitioning into college. A collaboration between Multicultural Services, Admissions, and Diversity & Inclusion, S.T.E.P. aims to ensure the success of underrepresented student groups in higher education.


Youth Empowerment Summit (YES)

YES was created to help empower and support Black and African-American students seeking to attend college. Held annually at Missouri State, this day long conference hosts a series of speakers and presentation to ensure a successful admission to and enrollment in higher education.