Campus Recreation and Wellness provides a variety of recreation and fitness activities to Murray State students, faculty, and staff of various skill levels and interests that promote healthy, active lifestyles and social development through fitness and recreational opportunities.
Career Services is here to assist Racers in all areas of career development and planning.
The licensed mental health professionals in the Counseling Center are available to provide a variety of counseling services for Murray State students, including individual therapy, couples therapy, and family therapy.
Murray State University’s health services are provided by Village Medical of Murray. Health Services is located on the first floor of Wells Hall, facing the quad. A provider and their staff will be on site during operating hours. Health services is available to faculty, staff and students.
The Office of International Student and Scholar Services and the Institute for International Studies provide valuable information about the support services that available to incoming and current international students.
The Murray State University Police Department is proud to serve as the guardians of the Racer Nation. Our website was designed to provide you with the information and tools to enhance your safety and assist us in our mission to keep you safe. Our 14 sworn officers and 29 support employees are dedicated to serving you in the most professional manner possible.
The mission of the Office of Multicultural Initiatives, Student Leadership and Inclusive Excellence (OMI) is to advocate and encourage a campus environment that embraces diversity and helps students grow personally and academically. Our programs and services are designed to address the leadership development, cultural competency, curricular and co-curricular needs of our multicultural student population, to help them adjust to campus life and enjoy a successful college career. The Office seeks to enhance the retention, success, and graduation rates for multicultural students at Murray State University.
The Pride Center works to provide a space for connection, growth and engagement for the LGBTQ+ student community through activities, services, support, training and social events. The work of the Pride Center fosters a stronger campus environment that is inclusive and supportive of all identities.
The Racers Helping Racers program is a food pantry for Murray State Students. They provide food and resources for students in need. No questions asked.
The Center for Student Engagement and Success is focused on empowering every student to reach their fullest potential. Staff are committed to the success and retention of all students through guidance, support and cultivation of their personal well-being and academic success. Student success is our passion!
The Office of Student Disability Services is committed to promoting the full participation of students with disabilities in all areas of university life. The Office of Student Disability Services works with Murray State faculty and staff to provide equal access to University resources, academics, programs and activities for students with disabilities.
Student Support Services (SSS) provides services to students from the first-generation and limited income backgrounds as well as students with disabilities. The program offers several services that inspire, challenge and empower students to persist and graduate from Murray State University. All services by SSS are FREE to qualified students.
The Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity and Access (I.D.E.A.) operates in a compliance function to address the institutional good faith efforts at providing a working and learning environment that is welcoming of diversity and forestalls illegal discrimination and illegal harassment. Applicants for employment, employees and prospective and enrolled students of the university are protected against discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, age, veteran status or disability.
The Office of Veteran and Military Student Success supports veterans and military dependent students during their transition to college life and provides up-to-date and detailed information about VA benefits.
The Murray State Women’s Center focuses on the promotion of gender equity and inclusion. Through advocacy, education and resources the center works to address gender barriers and biases that hinder the health and success of Murray State students.
External Diversity Resources
Description: "The healthcare and education systems in America typically provide inequitable solutions for poor communities and people of color. This simple resource list contains data, scholarly articles, resources specific to the healthcare field and resources for higher education."
Description: The American Association for Access, Equity and Diversity (AAAED) was founded in 1974 as the American Association for Affirmative Action (AAAA), a non-profit organization. It is the longest-standing national civil rights organization of professionals who engage in the important work of leading, directing and managing affirmative action, equal opportunity, diversity and other human resource programs.
Description: An organization dedicated to combating anti-Semitism, racism and bigotry in all forms.
Description: Ashiyanaa (formerly ASHA for Women) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in 1989 to provide culturally-competent support services to South Asian women and children impacted by interpersonal violence (also known as domestic violence). Over the years, our services and programs have expanded and we currently serve all South Asians with origins in Afghanistan, Bhutan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
Description: AALEAD’s mission is to support low-income and underserved Asian Pacific American youth with educational empowerment, identity development, and leadership opportunities through after-school, summer, and mentoring programs.
Description: The mission of the APALRC is the advance the civil and legal rights of Asian Americans by focusing on providing linguistically accessible and culturally appropriate legal services to low-income Asian immigrants in Metro-DC who have limited English proficiency.
Description: A social networking community for Black Moms, WAHM, and Momprenuers to connect with friends, talk, blog, share photos, get advice, and so much more.
Description: One of three National Research and Development Centers funded through the U.S. Department of Education's National Institute on the Education of At-Risk Students.
The Education Trust
Description: This brief two-pager and PowerPoint documents the status of Latino Achievement in America, High-Performing Schools, and ways communities can help close the achievement gap.
Description: The Maryland Vietnamese Mutual Association (MVMA) is dedicated to advancing the Vietnamese American community in the Washington Metropolitan area through direct services, advocacy, and education.
Description: NABSE is dedicated to improving both the educational experiences and accomplishments of African American youth through the development and use of instructional and motivational methods that increase levels of inspiration, attendance and overall achievement.
Description: The National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME) is a non-profit organization that advances and advocates for equity and social justice through multicultural education.
Description: The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination.
Description: The National Association for the Education of African American Children with Learning Disabilities (NAEAACLD) was founded in 1999 for the purpose of increasing awareness and promoting an understanding of the specific issues facing African American children. The organization’s mission is to link information and resources provided by an established network of individuals and organizations experienced in minority research and special education with parents, educators, and others responsible for providing a quality education for all students.
Description: The mission of the National Education Association (NEA) is to advocate for education professionals and to unite their members and the nation to fulfill the promise of public education to prepare every student to succeed in a diverse and interdependent world.
Description: The mission of the National Urban League is to help African-Americans and others in underserved communities achieve their highest true social parity, economic self- reliance, power, and civil rights. The League promotes economic empowerment through education and job training, housing and community development, workforce development, entrepreneurship, health, and quality of life.
Description: OCR’s mission is to ensure equal access to education and to promote educational excellence through vigorous enforcement of civil rights in our nation’s schools.
Description: OCA-Asian Pacific American Advocates is dedicated to advancing the social, political, and economic well-being of AAPIs.
Description: Project Equality believes in equality and justice in the workplace. They unite the corporate, nonprofit, education and religious communities into a force for equality, justice and fairness in the workplace. Through facilitated discussions, community leaders identify and establish best practices that enhance workplace fairness. They work collaboratively to spotlight the best resources in our region that empower fairness in the workplace.
Description: Includes select publications and scientific articles relevant to minority health by the Office of Minority Health and Health Equity (OMHHE), the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the US Department for Health and Human Services (HHS) and others.
Description: The Quality Education for Minorities (QEM) Network was established in July 1990, as a non-profit organization in Washington, DC, dedicated to improving education from underrepresented students throughout the nation. Today, QEM continues to be the premier organization for improving the quality of education for minorities, by providing technical assistance to MSIs, funding internship opportunities for underrepresented students, and advocating for college and career readiness in STEM.
Description: Race Forward catalyzes movement building for racial justice. In partnership with communities, organizations, and sectors, we build strategies to advance racial justice in our policies, institutions, and culture.
Description: The SPLC is a catalyst for racial justice in the South and beyond, working in partnership with communities to dismantle white supremacy, strengthen intersectional movements, and advance the human rights of all people.
Description: By drawing direct connections to real world issues, Teaching for Change encourages teachers and students to question and re-think the world inside and outside their classrooms, build a more equitable, multicultural society, and become active global citizens.
Description: The Korean Community Service Center of Greater Washington (KCSC) is a human service organization whose mission is to assist and empower Asian Americans and new immigrants to become well-adjusted and fully contributing members of the United States through social services, education, advocacy, and development of resources.
Description: The Urban Institute is a nonprofit research organization that provides data and evidence to help advance upward mobility and equity. Their mission is to open minds, shape decisions, and offer solutions through economic and social policy research.