2022 graduation recognition events

Students smiling and holding certificates and wearing graduation drapes

Student organizations affiliated with the Multicultural Center and Umoja will host 2022 cultural graduation recognition events that honor students, their families, and communities. 

Pride 2022 annual Charity Drag Show, April 2

headshot of performer LaLa Ri

LaLa Ri, named Ms. Congeniality of RuPaul’s Drag Race season 13, will headline the 23rd annual Charity Drag Show at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 2. Tickets are available now.

A place of belonging

Staff of the Multicultural Center cut the ribbon at the center's dedication

One of the most significant enhancements to EDI efforts at Illinois State has been the addition of a vibrant Multicultural Center, which opened to the campus community in fall 2021. The center provides students with an affirming campus environment where they can embrace their intersecting identities and learn to become a champion for antiracism, equity, and justice.

Dedication to equity helps ISU alum land role at Nike

A man in a silver suit.

Dr. Robert Shorty has drawn inspiration from all of his experiences to become a leader at one of the world’s largest corporations. He is a director of Nike Inc.’s Global Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) team.