Multicultural Student Programs
Motivate. Educate. Advocate. Celebrate.
The Multicultural Student Programs (MSP) provides support for students of color on campus through academic initiatives, cultural enrichment programs, student organizations, and connecting students to the alumni network. The program is committed to their success, and every effort will be made to ensure that each student’s academic journey is a rewarding one.
Vice President Tyrese Allen
Secretary Makeilah Turner
Co-Secretary Jared Wainright
Treasurer Jomari Bailey
Events Chair Khennedy Brunson
Events Co-Chair Lexi Deck
PR Chair LaCameria Clark
PR Co-Chair JaCoya Hodges
Chaplain KiKi Youmans
Choir Co-Chair Tyranni Hubbard
“These organizations have served well in assisting students of color to interact with the entire university community while maintaining their own heritage and cultural values. … Their alumni are individuals who are not just influential in their respective communities but they are also agents of change, who truly make a difference.”
Dr. Lewis Shepherd
Special Assistant to the President
Val-a-gram Begins - January 25, 2021
Pick-Up Location: in front of Post Office
- This is a fundraiser that allows students and faculty/staff to send a sweet treat to others, around campus, as the prepare for the Valentine Day celebrations.
Kick Off (Black History Month) Display Competition - February 1, 2021 (TBA)
Location: Resident Halls
Judging: via Social Media
- This competition will engage the campus community in making a public statement to not only disagree with injustice but actively stand against it and educate others about it.
- Click here for the rubric.
Food Drive Begins - February 1, 2021
- Food Drive for Percy & Donna Malone Child Safety Center non-perishable items should be dropped off in the Commons. We will collect items until Feb. 28, at 5:00 p.m.
- All non-perishable items will be accepted. They can be dropped off at the table in the Commons.
Spotlight Display - February 1 – February 29
- Students, along with faculty/staff/alumni will be showcased throughout the month, on MSP's social media and TV monitors around campus. The spotlights will consist of a picture of the individual being in spotlight, along with responses to questions that will be given.
Black History Month Display - February 1 – February 29
- The Riley-Hickingbotham Library will have an African American authors display to be shown throughout the month of February.
Val-a-gram Ends - February 5, 2021
- Pick up dates will be Feb. 10th – 12th. Extra Val-a-grams will be available for last minute orders.
Scavenger Hunts - February 5 & 12
- Questions/Riddle will be sent to students and they will have the opportunity to find the hidden item and bring it to the office, to collect their prize.
Video Presentation - February 8, 2021
Location: Virtual Platforms
- What does “Black Lives Matter” mean to you? The goal of this project is to spread awareness of the “Black Lives Matter” movement and its meaning, as well as gather understanding from people across a variety of backgrounds.
Lunch Celebration - February 4, 2021 at 12:15 p.m.
Location: Ouachita Commons (The Caf)
- Fellowship together and enjoy food that is link to some of the African American culture.
Flag Prayer - February 16, 2021 at 7:30 a.m.
Location: Flag Plaza
- This event is used to unify the campus community in a unique way. Prayer is pleasing to God, and prayer changes things. This is a great way to care for our brothers and sisters, as God calls us to. And because this is a Spirit-led event, all else must be pushed aside for the greater purpose of glorifying God through our acknowledgment of Him and practicing His love and compassion for His creation
Game Night in the Stu. - February 11, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.
Location: Student Center (if possible)
- This will be a night that students will have a chance to play a game of Kahoot together, on their own personal devices. They will answer questions that connect with the Black History month, theme. The top three winners of the Kahoot game will take home a prize.
Choir Night - February 23 at 7:30 p.m.
Location: via Zoom
- Students will enjoy a performance from the HSU/OBU student choir members, with COVID restrictions in place.
Coffeehouse Event - February 26 12:15 p.m.
- Join us for a time to celebrate Black History Month, with music and performances. Students will have the opportunity to fellowship together, in a unique way.
Food Drive Ends - February 28, 2021
Black History Month Film - February 23, 2021 6 p.m.
- Finding Your Roots: Slavery” film. This event will be shown through Zoom. It is hosted by the library staff.
To stay current on upcoming events and much more, be sure to follow Multicultural Student Programs on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
Contact any of our MSP staff for questions or concerns: (To contact us via text: 870-568-1227)
Dr. Lewis A. Shepherd, Ed.D.
Special Assistant to the President
Director, Academic Success Center & Multicultural Student Programs
Students Specialist, Academic Success Center & Multicultural Student Programs
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