Each year, the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion sponsors and co-sponsors events with various offices and organizations to celebrate the vibrant Blackburn College campus and the planet.

Regular and ongoing DEI events include discussing and learning about diversity, equity, inclusion, race and bias. There are heritage months, lunches, and so much more. Take a look at some of the ways we celebrate diversity, inclusion, and equity!


MLK Week Programs

To honor Dr. King, Blackburn hosted a week-long celebration of his life by reviewing many of the events that made him such an impactful person. focusing on the Montgomery Bus Boycott, the Measure of a Man Collection, his Nobel Prize & the Selma to Montgomery March, the Poor People’s Campaign, and the March on Washington.


Black History Month

It is Black History Month and Blackburn has programming planned for each February. Events have included “A Seat at the Table” where students display presentations featuring topics around Black History that lead to discussion and thought-provoking questions supporting change in the world. These events are coordinated and sponsored by the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion as well as the members of Blackburn’s Black Student Union.

St. Patrick's Day

A foreign exchange student from Ireland hosted an event to feature signature breads from their homeland for students to sample and learn more about the traditional celebration of St. Patrick’s Day.


Women's History Month

To commemorate Women’s History Month, Blackburn held a virtual celebration to honor the strides made by women in the past and share the stories of women in the present as well as those who lead the Blackburn community to help make it a special place.

May BSU Cookout

Near the end of the academic year, the Black Student Union (BSU) showed its appreciation to all students, faculty, and staff by hosting a cookout. People on campus stopped by for lunch, featuring music and games as well, to finish off an amazing year!

Pride Awareness

While a celebration happens when students are on campus in the fall, students, faculty and staff are celebrate in June with a Pizza and Pride Luncheon. Sponsored by the Offices of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Work Program and the President’s Office


While Blackburn observes Juneteenth as a federal holiday, a campus celebration where all Blackburn students, faculty and staff are invited to attend a special Juneteenth Barbeque Luncheon. Sponsored by the Offices of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Work Program and the President's Office