students walking on campus

MLK Week at MUSC

Photos of Martin Luther King Jr.

Programs, initiatives, and events this week are designed for us to reflect on the existing challenges of today, learn ways we can cultivate a diverse, inclusive, and supportive campus, serve and advocate in our community, and, of course, celebrate Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s life and legacy.

REFLECT - LEARN - SERVE - CELEBRATE together during MLK Week at MUSC! 

To Celebrate.

34th Annual BHIC MLK Celebration

Tuesday, January 16, 2024
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Hosted by Trident Technical College | Thornley Campus
Building 1000, 2nd (Aeronautical Training Center)
7000 Rivers Avenue | N. Charleston, SC 29406

This event is FREE and Open to the Public

Tonya HazeltonIn association with the Black History Intercollegiate Consortium (BHIC), MUSC awards one deserving individual the MUSC MLK Humanitarian Award which recognizes a MUSC team member (faculty, university staff, hospital staff) who has made significant contributions on campus or in the community in the areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

This year MUSC will recognize Tonya R. Hazelton, Director of Nursing Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging. She will received her award at the 2024 BHIC MLK Celebration.

To Learn. 

2024 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Program

"Living the Dream: It Starts with Me - Spreading Hope, Courage, and Unity"

Featuring Dr. Dwaun WarmackDr. Dwaun Warmack
President Claflin University

Sponsored by the Office of Equity

Wednesday, January 17, 2024
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Earn 1.0 Inclusive Excellence Education Hour
Register in OurDay!

MUSC commemorates and celebrates the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  This programming brings together community members from across the MUSC enterprise and celebrates the the path forward to carry on Dr. King's spirit through our work. 

To Serve.

1) Adopt-A-Block program volunteer with Keep Charleston Beautiful:

Monday, January 15, 2024
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Register Here on Helper Helper!

MUSC SGA has adopted a block! Join us for a clean-up event near campus to remove litter and keep our community beautiful.

Students Picking up TrashThe goal of the Adopt A Block program is for citizens to join together to augment these base cleanup efforts and make them into fun, collaborative efforts that build a sense of community. It is our hope that adopters will encourage and motivate their neighbors, friends, and colleagues to join adopting groups or adopt blocks in front of their homes or workplaces.

We will meet to gather supplies at Caviar and Bananas (Ashley Ave)

2) Charleston Habitat for Humanity Home Construction Volunteer Opportunity:

Saturday, January 20, 2024
8:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Register Here on Helper Helper!


3) Deer Park Middle School Volunteer Opportunity: Community in schools

Monday, January 22, 2024
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Register Here on Helper Helper!

Join us for an afternoon volunteering at Deer Park Middle School! We will be organizing spaces and setting-up a creative, calming room for the middle school students.

4) MLK Week Clothing Drive:

Sponsored by the International Student Association (ISA)

My Sister's House Logo

To Celebrate the Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. during MLK week, the International Student Association (ISA) is having a clothing drive! The donations will go towards My Sister's House, a non-profit organization serving victims of domestic violence in Charleston.

When: Monday, January 15th, 2024 to Friday, January 19th, 2024

What to Donate: Please, bring gently used woman’s/unisex/ children clothing. Examples include: pants, jeans, skirts, dresses, suits, shorts, shirts, tees, tanks, outerwear, footwear, handbags, linens, small toys, books, stuffed animals.


  • Box outside of the Office of Student Engagement (OSE) in the Harper Student Center/Wellness Center
  • Box on the 1st floor of the MUSC James W. Colbert Education Center and Library near the “main stairs”

ISA encourages you to give back to our Charleston community! As Martin Luther King, Jr. said: ‘Everyone can be great, because everyone can serve’.