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We Salute the 2021 Recipients of the All University Awards for Diversity

Ruben Daniels Community Service Award
Susan Brasseur, Director of Continuing Education & External Project Management

Roosevelt Ruffin Diversity Award
Kimberly Lacey, Associate Professor of English

Global Diversity Award
Liana Bachand, Philanthropist and Community Volunteer
Joseph Ofori-Dankwa, Harvey Randall Wickes Endowed Professor

Diversity at SVSU

Diversity at SVSU involves exploring differences such as race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status in a safe, positive, and nurturing environment and to move beyond simple tolerance to embracing and celebrating the rich dimensions found within each other's differences. The concept of diversity encompasses acceptance of and respect for our differences and appreciating that it is those differences that make each of us unique.

View the recorded virtual town hall:

"Diversity, Inclusion & Equity at SVSU Annual Report and Celebration"

April 23, 2021

Diversity Events

Dance festival

Latin Heritage

MLK Walk in winter with students

MLK Walk

Holi dancer female

Dance Festival

coop and group

Diversity Programs

Dance group at holi

Dance Festival


Festival of Colors

international food fest

Taste of Soul

glb awards

Youth Leadership Awards

Cultural program presentation

Cultural Competency Dialogue