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Programs and Events

The Beloved Community

While progress toward this goal is always ongoing, Dr. King believed we can indeed achieve this when we work together to create an inclusive human family. King often spoke about the solidarity of the human family and how our personal growth—both our intellectual and moral growth— is the product of the depth of our relationships with others. The more inclusive we are, the more we all grow from the perspectives of others. Beloved Community programs and events are highlighted throughout the year.


Inclusive Community Grants

Inclusive community grants are open to all faculty, staff and students and will provide $250 to $2,500 in funding for a special project during the 2021-22 academic year. These projects should address a campus climate concern and promote dialogue among members of the campus community on topics such as race, socioeconomic status, age, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, disability, to name a few.


Inclusive Community Fellowships

This fellowship will provide an opportunity for an Ursinus faculty member to pursue a project that advances the work of diversity and inclusion on campus.


Inclusion Awards

We honor students, faculty, and staff who have gone the extra mile to advance inclusion and equity at Ursinus with the Annual Inclusion Awards.


Martin Luther King, Jr. Week

Every January, we begin the semester with a celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the legacy of the Civil Rights Movement.


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Monday Jan 15th, 2024

National Martin Luther King Day of Service

More than 100 Ursinus students, faculty, and staff will participate in service projects on campus and in Philadelphia in recognition and celebration of National Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service 2024.
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Wednesday Jan 17th, 2024

MLK Week Opening Ceremony

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Saturday Jan 20th, 2024

Dr. Martin Luther King Day of Service (All-campus)

Continuing on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s National Day of Service earlier in the week before classes resumed, this Day of Service is open to all students, faculty, and staff to participate in together with our community partners.
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Sunday Jan 21st, 2024

Community Interfaith Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr

To celebrate MLK Week 2023, all are welcome to join us for The Beloved Community Interfaith Celebration. The speaker is Dr. Marie Onwubuariri.
Reception will follow.
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Monday Jan 22nd, 2024

MLK Week: Artwork Close-Looking Exercise

Participate in a roundtable discussion centered around Resurrection Story Without Patrons by Kara Walker from the Berman Museum’s permanent collection.

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