RSU in Claremore Receives MLK Day Mini-Grant Award


Rogers State University has been named a recipient of a grant that honors the life and service of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The university received a MLK Day Mini-Grant Award worth $1,800 on Dec. 1 through the Iowa Campus Compact, a coalition of colleges and universities dedicated to promoting campus-based civic engagement.

The mini-grants will fund higher education community projects across the country centered on alleviating hunger and serving veterans on and around the MLK Day of Service on Jan. 18, 2016. RSU was one of four Oklahoma universities to receive a grant.

RSU Director of Student Development Katy Launius said the grant will expand the school’s ability to connect with the community during its annual MLK Week of Service.

“With this grant, we can engage and educate more people about King’s legacy, which includes service to the community,” Launius said. “We will be able to send more volunteers out to the community, and we will also be able to welcome more people to campus events.”

RSU’s annual MLK Week of Service is one of the largest service projects in the area and helps the university positively engage the community to create change and improvement in the area. The week of events promotes and encourages opportunities for cultural, intellectual and personal enrichment for the university and the communities it serves.

For more information about the MLK Week of service, contact Launius at 918-343-7707 or by email at, or visit

Latest articles

Claremore Elks Lodge Donates BIG to Food Pantries

The Claremore Elks Lodge is once again doing BIG things in our community! Each year, Elks members donate to the Elks National Foundation fund,...

Valentine Cards Needed for Elementary Kiddos

Healthy Community Partnership of Rogers County is once again collecting boxes of Valentine cards for Rogers County elementary students who might not otherwise be...

Vallejo Leads Hillcats In Season Opening Meet at MIAA...

The Rogers State men's track and field team opened up the indoor track & field season on Saturday at the MIAA Rust Buster, hosted...

Claremore Main Street Announces Souper Saturday Winners!

Claremore Main Street held its annual Souper Saturday event on January 9, and the competition was definitely heating up this year! If you're unfamiliar with...

Similar articles