MLK Spirit Awards


The 2018 North Campus Deans’ MLK Spirit Awards
Ceremony & Reception

Monday, January 15, 2018
4:30-7:00 pm

Duderstadt Center Art Gallery Exhibit:  “Everyday Activism”


The College of EngineeringStamps School of Art & Design, Taubman College of Architecture & Urban Planning, and the School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD) will be hosting the annual North Campus Deans’ Martin Luther King Spirit Awards Program as part of the University of Michigan’s MLK Symposium to honor and commemorate the life and legacy of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Martin Luther King Spirit Awards are given to students, student organizations, and faculty members at the University of Michigan North Campus who exemplify the leadership and vision of Dr. King through their commitment to social justice, diversity, and inclusion. 

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2018 North Campus Deans’ Martin Luther King Jr. Spirit Awards.  The nomination categories include students, student organizations, faculty, and staff.

2018 Student Award

The MLK Spirit Award for students awards recognizes North Campus students who exemplify the leadership and vision of Dr. King. 
MLK Spirit Awards for student nomination form: 
2018 Student Organization  Award

The MLK Spirit Award for Student Organizations  recognizes student organizations whose commitment to social justice, diversity and inclusion has positively impacted the campus community or the wider community via outreach, education, special projects or student member development.
Awards will be given to one student organization of 19 members or less and one student organization with 20 members or more.
MLK Spirit Awards for student organizations nomination form: 
2018 Faculty Award
The MLK Spirit Award for Faculty will honor faculty who whose scholarship and/or teaching leads or inspires students to develop and utilize their talents to seek social justice and personal excellence. 
MLK Spirit Awards for faculty nomination form:
New for 2018 – Staff Award
The MLK Spirit Award for Staff is given to staff whose guidance and encouragement inspires students or student groups to develop leadership seeking social justice, or whose own efforts have created a more equitable and inclusive environment on campus.
MLK Spirit Awards for staff nomination form

2016-2017 MLK Spirit Awards Committee Members 

Debbie Taylor
Brian Banks
School of Art & Design
Meghan Lee
School of Architecture & Urban Planning
Freyja Harris
School of Music, Theatre & Dance
Kurt Hill
College of Engineering
Kathi Reister
Duderstadt Center
Michelle Kydd
Community Coordinator
William Schultz
Mechanical Engineering
Debby Mitchell
College of Engineering
Cynthia Sanchez
CEDO Intern
Monique Ellis
CEDO Intern
Eric Heilmeier
University Unions

To see pictures from previous years, please click here.