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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.

33rd Annual BHIC MLK Celebration

January 17,2023
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Hosted by The Citadel at the Holliday Alumni Center | 69 Hagood Avenue
This event is FREE and Open to the Public

In 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 Dr. Lauren Gellar, Associate Professor and Director, Division of Healthcare Studies. She will received her award at the 2023 BHIC MLK Celebration.


To Learn.

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Noon Day Lecture

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Featuring Rev. Herman "Frank" Harris, MDiv

MUSC Chaplain/Manager Pastoral Care Services, MUSC Health

Sponsored by the Department of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
January 18, 2023 l  12:00 - 1:00 p.m. on Microsoft Teams 
Earn 1.0 hour of D&I Credit
Register in OurDay!


OSE Lunch-and-Learn: Advance Your Career Goals through Volunteer Engagement

Join us for a lunch-and-learn for an engaging session (and free lunch!) The session will focus on how and why to connect your community/ volunteer engagement with your professional and career goals. Additionally, learn how to find volunteer opportunities and record these projects throughout your time here at MUSC using Helper Helper!

Sponsored by the Office of Student Engagement
January 19, 2023 
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. | Basic Science 355
Register here on ENGAGE!

To Serve. 

A Day On, Not a Day Off!

On Monday, January 16, we will celebrate the national MLK holiday by encouraging all MUSC community members to engage in service. You can sign up below for our MLK Day service project or find an opportunity to serve in your local community. All students (residential and distant learners) who participate in the Serve-a-thon by logging their service on Helper Helper during MLK Week will enter a raffle for a prize. 

Monday, January 16 | National MLK Day of Service

Ronald McDonald House - Meals that Heal Volunteer Opportunity!
4:00 - 7:00 PM | Register here on Helper Helper!

Join us during MLK Week @ MUSC to prepare a comforting meal for the families at Ronald McDonald House-Charleston, as part of their Meals that Heal program. We will be prepping and cooking in the Ronald McDonald House kitchen. Once you register, we will reach out to coordinate details and provide more information.

Helper Helper Serve-a-thon!

  • Volunteer on the MLK National Day of Service on a project of your choice in any city!
  • Next, record your hours for Monday January 16.
  • One participating volunteer who records at least one hour for MLK Day of Service (and records it to Helper Helper by Friday, January 20th), will win 2 tickets to the MUSC SGA Oyster Roast!

*Instructions on how to submit a volunteer event to your Helper Helper record can be found HERE.

Donate Blood with American Red Cross!


Friday , January 20 | Ronald McDonald Meals that Heal

4:00 - 7:00 PM | Register here on Helper Helper!


Saturday, January 21 |Charleston Habitat for Humanity

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM | Register here on Helper Helper!

Part of MLK@MUSC Week, join us as we volunteer with Charleston Habitat for Humanity ReStore! ReStore resells donated, new and gently used household items and furniture to the public, at a fraction of retail prices. All proceeds from ReStore sales support affordable housing right here in our community. Upon registration, we will contact you with additional information and Habitat forms to complete.