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2023 MLK Social Justice Awards nominations open

The MLK Social Justice Awards Committee is seeking nominations for the 2023 MLK Social Justice Awards. 

Students, faculty and staff are invited to nominate a UofSC Columbia student, faculty or staff member who embodies the ideals of racial equity, inclusivity, social justice and community service by Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

Nominations are open through October 14, 2022. Completed nomination forms should cite the nominee’s specific efforts and accomplishments. 

If you have questions, please contact the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at

Award winners will be recognized during a MLK Celebration event in January 2023. 

2022 Award Winners

Past award recipients also include Toby Jenkins (2021), associate professor and director of the Museum of Education; Kyanna Samuel (2020), undergraduate student; and Maureen Grewe (2019), director of student conduct.



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