On Sunday, the Black Student Union (BSU) at IUPUI hosted the 54th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Dinner at the Indiana Roof Ballroom, to celebrate the life of the civil rights leader and inspire students to carry on his legacy. The night opened with the Black National Anthem sung by Kennedy Halliburton. An opening and closing benediction and prayer was offered by Rev. Philip Person Sr, and the keynote address was delivered by NAACP president Derrick Johnson. The mistresses of ceremony were Sydney Hilton and Jasmine Beamon, and the MLK chair and co-chair were Demondrick Velez and Mi'Chal Patterson. There was also a spoken word performance by Mariah Ivey.
The first Martin Luther King Jr. dinner was hosted by the BSU a year after his passing and two years prior to the formation of IUPUI in 1971. The organization has played a prominent role on campus since its inception, lobbying the administration to take action to support students of color and the surrounding community. The first president of the Black Student Union at IUPUI was Anthony Tate, and Chelsea Fitzpatrick is the current president.
IUPUI hosted the Hampton Inn Invitational Aug. 31 - Sep. 2 at the Jungle. The Jags volleyball team secured two victories over UC Riverside and Oral Roberts but fell to Eastern Illinois in four sets.
After being postponed last week, residence halls across campus hosted Community Tie Dye Night Tuesday evening in their courtyard. Each residence hall had a unique set of colors for their residents to use.
Signing Ceremony dissolving IUPUI on Wednesday, June 14, 2023.