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Cultural Diversity Initiatives

SVSU takes great pride in the variety of Diversity Initiatives it offers to its students, faculty, staff and the community. Listed below are many of the initiatives that are in place for the betterment of our University and surrounding area.

The Martin Luther King, Jr.-Cesar Chavez-Rosa Parks Initiatives (KCP)

  • KCP MI GEAR-UP/The College Day Program
  • KCP Future Faculty Fellowship Program
  • KCP Visiting Professor Program
  • KCP 4-S Program

Sister University Relationships

  • Shikoku University, Tokushima
  • Shih Hsin University, Taiwan

Other Initiatives


  • Office of International Programs
  • Office of Multicultural Student Services
  • Military Student Resource Office


  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration
  • Hispanic Heritage Celebration
  • American Indian Heritage Month
  • International Festivals
  • Black History Activities
  • Community Youth Days
  • Life After SVSU
  • LGBT Events
  • Women’s History Month
  • Asian Pacific American Heritage Month


  • Ruben Daniels Middle School Academy & Excellence (Math Program)
  • Club Red Campus Ambassador Program
  • Study Abroad Program
  • Great Lakes Bay Early College Program
  • University Partnerships (Charter Schools)
  • Youth In Transition Initiative
  • Roosevelt Ruffin Symposium
  • The Saginaw Promise Scholarship
  • Cardinal Military Association
  • Admissions Targeted Outreach Efforts
  • Residential Life Assistants for Inclusion

Outreach Programs

  • Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Program (OLLI)
  • SVSU African American Alumni Chapter (AAAC)
  • Saginaw Valley African American Leadership Training Institute
  • Great Lakes Bay Hispanic Leadership Institute (GLBHLI)
  • The Red Pride Giving Society
  • Cardinal Alumni Recruiting Dedicated Students (CARDS)
  • Great Lakes Bay Region Youth Leadership Institute