Millikin University - Decatur, IL
Awareness Programs
The Office of Inclusion and Student Engagement provides a variety of awareness programs in order to celebrate differences while providing a learning environment to the larger population. Currently ISE provides the following awareness programs. For more information please contact Molly Berry, Director of Inclusion and Student Engagement at

Hispanic Heritage Month
On September 15-October 14, 2014 we will be celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month. This month was created to recognize the contributions of the Hispanic and Latino Americans. Furthermore, this is the time to learn more about the history and legacy within Hispanic and Latino community. For more information please click here.

National Coming Out Day
On October 11, 2014 Millikin University will provide programs to celebrate National Coming Out Day. National Coming Out Day is an opportunity to celebrate coming out and raise awareness of the LGBTQ community. The date October 11th was chosen because of the National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights on October 11, 1987. For more information please go to the Human Rights Campaign.

Native American Heritage Month
During the month November we will be celebrating Native Heritage Month. This is a month designated to acknowledge and celebrate what the first Americans made to our society. In August 1990 George Bush declared the month of November as Native American Heritage Month.  For more information please click here.

Kwanzaa is a celebration first honored in 1966-1967 as the first recognized specifically African American holiday. Built around seven principles, this holiday is celebreated December 26-January 1st. Millikin hosts a Kwanzaa program in early December, before finals begin on campus.

Black History Month
In 1976 Black History Week transitioned into Black History Month and was recognized by the US Government. Since 1926, the United States of America has recognized and celebrated the achievements of African Americans. The month of February was determined as the month because it marked the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Fredrick Douglass. For more information please click here.

Women's History Month
In 1911, United States of America began celebrating woman with International Women's Day. The celebration evolved into a full month in 1987. During Women's History Month the focus is to celebrate women leadership and also provide awareness of woman issues. For more information please click here.

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Inclusion and Student Engagement
Richards Treat University Center
1184 West Main Street
Decatur, IL 62522
Phone: 217.424.6335
Fax: 217.424.3544

Millikin University - Decatur, IL
Millikin University - Decatur, IL