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SXU to Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Week


Saint Xavier University (SXU) will host a series of events for Martin Luther King Jr. Week to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a true champion of equality and justice. As a Mercy institution founded on compassion, the SXU community is called to live with empathy and open-mindedness, and inspired by Dr. King, to understand and appreciate the backgrounds and perspectives of others. Please join us for an inspiring and engaging week that includes service opportunities, prayer and reflection, and fun.

Community Drive

From January 3 through 18, community members are invited to donate new and/or gently used winter items like hats, scarves, jackets, socks and gloves to a clothing drive to benefit the Franciscan Outreach. Donation boxes can be found in various locations around campus. Monetary donations will be collected in the Student Organization Center (SOC).  

Emerging Scholars Information Session

On Tuesday, January 17, from noon to 2 p.m., students are invited to learn more about the Emerging Scholars program, which promotes retention and academic success for African American and Black students at SXU. Students can enjoy pizza, SXU swag and raffle prizes.

Unity Prayer

Join members of the SXU community in in the SXU Diner Atrium for a prayer for peace, equity and unity at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, January 16. The prayer will include a variety of faith and non-faith traditions.

Winter Clothing Drive Sorting Day

Join the Campus Life team from 10 a.m. to noon in the Butler Reception Room on Thursday, January 19, to help sort the donations from the community drive.

MLK Bingo Game

Students can try their luck at MLK Bingo with Black Student Union (BSU) and the Student Government Association (SGA) on Thursday, January 19, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the SXU Diner Atrium.

Equality Reflection  

From 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Friday, January 20, students can stop by the SGA table to share their perspectives of quality and have their photos taken to highlight the diversity of SXU.

For more information or questions about MLK Week, email studentlifeFREESXU.