Our signature events contribute to an inclusive and welcoming environment at LSU. We provide celebratory opportunities for students, faculty, and staff to engage in the diverse experiences, concepts, and demonstrations of self-determination, identity affirmation, and cultural pride.
Asian American Cultural Heritage Showcase
The Asian American Cultural Heritage Showcase is an annual evening event that promotes Asian American awareness through a variety of student-lead activities and performances during the fall semester. The event allows students and community members to share and learn about different groups within the Pan-Asian identity. This event is coordinated alongside with the Asian American Ambassadors.
Black History Month
Celebrated every February, Black History Month observes the struggles, strides, and achievements of African Americans. A variety of educational, cultural, and social programs are directed by a student committee around a theme to celebrate Black history. Locally and nationally acclaimed speakers and performers are invited to share their knowledge and talents representing the African American experience. Black History month is coordinated by the Clarence L. Barney Jr. African American Cultural Center.
Geaux Red is the annual HIV/AIDS awareness week long event in honor of World AIDS Day hosted by the LGBTQ+ Project in the LSU Office of Multicultural Affairs and Spectrum at LSU. A 2011 Louisiana Youth Risk Behavior Survey found that 25% of Louisiana students never received formal sexual education regarding HIV or AIDS prevention. Geaux Red is hosted every year in November and the beginning of December. For more information on how to participate, please contact LGBTQProject@lsu.edu.
Hispanic Cultural Showcase
The Showcase serves as an opportunity for the campus community to learn more about the history and traditions of Hispanic culture during the National Hispanic Cultural Heritage Month (September 15 - October 15). A variety of hands-on program components provide experiential learning opportunities for both Hispanic students and their peers. This event is coordinated alongside with the Hispanic Student Cultural Society.
Lavender Graduation celebrates, recognizes, and honors LGBTQ+ students who successfully complete their college careers at LSU. The celebration is held at the end of the spring semester each year. Register for this year's Lavendar celebration. For more information on how to participate, please contact LGBTQProject@lsu.edu.
MLK CelebrationThe annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Celebration highlights and memorializes the work, accomplishments, and legacy of one of the greatest Civil Rights and African American leaders in modern history. Birth in 1995, the MLK Commemorative Celebration strives to educate both the entire LSU and the greater Baton Rouge communities about the significant undertakings of Dr. King. It also attempts to enlighten the public about the benefits and opportunities they have gained because of the deeds and accomplishments of Dr. King.
Rainbeaux Rush is a celebration that kicks off the academic year for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ+) students and their allies. The program provides opportunities for new and returning LGBTQ+ students and their allies to foster connections and learn about campus and community resources for the LGBTQ+ community at LSU. For more information on how to participate, please contact LGBTQProject@lsu.edu.
Traditionally held during Bengal Bound, Umoja is a program designed to introduce incoming students to campus life while connecting with returning students. Some of the highlights of the program include food, music, an organizational fair, and the opportunity to interact with LSU faculty and staff. The program traditionally has an accomplished LSU Alumni, affiliate or partner keynote speaker.
Multicultural Graduation Celebration
The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) will be hosting an in-person Multicultural Robing Ceremony for students graduating in the SPRING, SUMMER or Fall 2022 on Monday, May 16, 2022 from 4 PM – 6 PM in the Student Union Ballroom. This program does not replace the students’ commencement. The ceremony will celebrate the achievements and honor the intersectionality of students graduating from LSU who identify as Latinx/Hispanic/Latin American, Native American, Asian/Asian American & Pacific Islander.
Graduates may register for the ceremony and order stoles until May 12, 2022. The graduation stoles are custom made and feature patterns and colors woven into the stoles to represent distinctive qualities exemplified by LSU graduates. The Graduation Stole Fee is $40.00. Graduates will be notified when stoles are available for pick-up. Graduates will only be able to pick up Graduation Stoles in person. (Shipping will not be available). Order a stole and register for the ceremony.